State Trooper Killed in Shootout During Drug Investigation in Virginia

Feb 05, 2019 - Time Magazine

(FARMVILLE, Va.) — Authorities in Virginia say a state trooper and a suspect were killed in a shootout during a drug investigation.

News outlets cite a Virginia State Police release that says Lucas B. Dowell was a member of a tactical team assisting the Piedmont Regional Drug and Gang Task Force with a search warrant late Monday night.

The release says a male suspect began shooting at the tactical team when they entered a home. Two team members returned fire, killing the suspect.

Dowell was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He’s the department’s 66th death in the line of ...