Virginia State Police Trooper Fatally Shot While Executing Warrant

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Virginia — A Virginia State Police trooper was fatally shot and a suspect was killed Monday night during a drug raid.
Trooper Lucas B. Dowell was a member of the Virginia State Police Tactical Team that was assisting the Piedmont Regional Drug and Gang Task Force with executing a search warrant at a residence in the 1500 block of Cumberland Road/Route 45, just north of the town limits of Farmville, according to a news release.
 The Tactical Team had made entry into the residence shortly before 10 p.m. when an adult male inside the residence began shooting at them. The Tactical Team members returned fire, fatally wounding the male suspect.

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