Monday, August 21, 2006

Virginia Tech Shuts Down: Alleged Armed Robber, Now Murderer Escapee, on Campus

A robo-call from the Blacksburg Police has asked residents to stay indoors with doors locked. WDBJ7 (check it out here) just reported that the Tech Campus is shutting down. The suspect has been seen on campus.

Sheriff Tommy Whitt has announced that Deputy Eric Sutphin was shot and killed in attempting to aprehend the suspect earlier today. Sutpin had previously been honored with a medal for his courageous previous aprehension of the murderer of Deputy Hilton a few years ago. This is a tremendous loss for our community.

The toll is now two dead and one injured in this ongoing episode. CNN has also just picked up the story.