8News Daily Poll: Do you have safety concerns about the City of Richmond?

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — There have been 18 murders in Richmond so far in 2016, including the fatal shooting of a Virginia State Police trooper at a Greyhound bus station in the city on Thursday.

Virginia State Police Superintendent Col. Steven Flaherty says the trooper, Chad Dermyer, died Thursday after being shot multiple times.

Trooper Chad Dermyer
Trooper Chad Dermyer

State Police have said two civilians were also shot at the terminal. The gunman was shot dead by two other troopers.

Meanwhile, a man is recovering in the hospital after suffering multiple gunshot wounds in Richmond’s southside Thursday night.

The victim was found by police near the intersection of Franklin and Belvidere Streets, close to VCU’s Monroe Park campus. He was transported to VCU Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Following a preliminary investigation, police determined the victim was shot on Jefferson Davis Highway and then transported to Monroe Park Towers apartment complex by a Good Samaritan who called 9-1-1.

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