Russell Brown of Chesterfield County is charged with capitol murder in the shooting death of Master Trooper Junius Walker. Brown is now being held without bond and awaiting trail on counts of attempted capital murder of a police officer and two counts of a firearm in commission of a felony. Police said, around 1:20 p.m. Walker pulled up to a black Sudan to check on the driver. Immediately after, Brown shot Walker on the southbound side of I-85 in Dinwiddie County. During the incident Brown did not have any injuries but police are investigating the crime scene of where exactly Trooper Walker died.
Witnesses who drove pass the crime scene called 911 to report the distress of trooper Walker. Virginia State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller, announced the death of the 35 year veteran. Walker was described as a public servant, filled with compassion and had a great sense of humor. Walker will be truly missed and is survived by his wife of 30 years and his two adult daughters. Walker was selected by South side Virginia Community College as “Officer of the Year” and dedicated himself to protecting and serving the public. It has been 20 years since a trooper has been murdered in Virginia.
Our prayers are with the family. May you rest in peace Master Trooper Junius Walker. Radio One Richmond
Contributor to this story is Nicole Sheppard, an intern for Radio One Richmond from Virginia Union University.