Special Agent Michael Walter was shot and killed in the 1900 block of Redd Street in Richmond, Virginia, while investigating a suspicious vehicle at approximately 7:30 pm.
He and several Richmond Police Department officers were conducting high visibility patrols in the Mosby Court public housing complex due to a recent trend of shootings and other crime. The officers were approaching a vehicle parked facing the wrong direction on Redd Street. As they spoke to the two occupants of the vehicle the passenger opened fire on them, striking Special Agent Walter.
Special Agent Walter was transported to VCU Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds early the following morning.
The subject who shot him fled the scene but was arrested in Northumberland County, Virginia, several hours later.
Special Agent Walter was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Virginia State Police for 18 years and was assigned to the Bureau of Criminal Investigations’ Drug Enforcement Section. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.