Funeral honors fallen Virginia State Police special agent

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Funeral services have been held for a Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot at a Richmond public housing complex.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at Powhatan High School for Special Agent Michael Walter. The 45-year-old father of three was an 18-year veteran of Virginia State Police who previously served in the Marines. He was also a wrestling coach.

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Vigils have been held around the area to honor Walter, 45, a former Marine and father of three. The community has also come together to pay tribute to the fallen trooper.

Walter was shot after he and a Richmond police officer walked up to a car in Richmond on May 26. The driver of the car told authorities he “observed a scuffle” between Walter and the car’s passenger Travis Ball before Walter was shot. The 27-year-old Ball fled the scene and was arrested after a manhunt. He’s now facing charges in Walter’s death.

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