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State Trooper shot in Richmond's East End; suspect remains on the run

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Virginia State Police with the assistance of the Richmond Police Department are investigating an incident in which a Virginia State Police Trooper was shot during an operation in the city.

The incident occurred shortly after 7:30 p.m. Friday on Redd Street near Mosby Court. Police said a passenger in a vehicle shot the trooper, who Gov. Terry McAuliffe identified in a Tweet as Trooper Mike Walter; the driver was taken into custody. 

The trooper was transported to VCU Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.

The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-20s, with a medium build. He was wearing a red shirt with three-quarter length sleeves and khaki shorts or pants. 

Police sources say Walter was in the area as part of a Fugitive and Firearms Initiative in an effort to help get illegal guns off the street and find wanted persons. Friday night was the first night of the initiative. 

Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham says there has been an increased police presence in Mosby Court this year as the area has experienced six homicides. Durham is urging anyone with information to come forward and call police. 

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