Motive still unknown in Va. Tech officer shooting

A student participates in an impromptu candlelight vigil in front of the 4/16 memorial on the campus of Virginia Tech after two shootings on the campus in Blacksburg, Va., Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

December 9, 2011 6:56:01 AM PST
The Virginia Tech police officer who was shot dead at his parked cruiser was a trained firearms and defense instructor with a specialty in crisis intervention. His death leaves investigators puzzling over how and why a gunman walked up to the patrol car during a traffic stop, killed the officer and wound up dead himself in a nearby parking lot.

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