Va. Tech murder-sucide gunman identified

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By: Angela Wendler

The man who shot and killed a police officer before killing himself Thursday at Virginia Tech was identified as 22-year-old Ross Truett Ashley, reports Reuters.

Ashley was a part-time student at nearby Radford University, reports CBS News.

Ashley stole a Mercedes SUV at gunpoint from an real estate office in Radford, about 15 miles away, the day before the shooting. The car was found on the Va. Tech campus Thursday, reports Reuters.

The police said Ashely walked up to the police officer, who he did not know, and fired the gun and ran. Ashley ran toward a parking lot nearby, where he reportedly shot himself, reports CBS News.

Deriek W. Crouse, 39, was the police officer who was killed. He had been a Va. Tech officer for four years, reports CBS News.

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