Walter, 45, started his law-enforcement career as a patrol trooper in Northern Virginia. Ball then took off after the shooting, sparking an overnight manhunt by eight local, state, federal law enforcement agencies.
He is being held without bond on charges of Malicious Wounding, Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
Ball remained on the run throughout the night and early Saturday, and was arrested at a residence at Northumberland shortly after 6 a.m. Additional charges are pending, state police said.
Walter died after police say he was shot Friday night during a city-state partnership program in Mosby Court.
State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said the officers “were just having a conversation with the individuals when the state police special agent was shot”. Walter was rushed to the hospital where he later died of his injuries.
Virginia State Police said many people asked about making donations to Walter’s family. The investigation by the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s (BCI) Culpeper Field Office remains ongoing at this time.
The special agent was remembered Saturday by Virginia State Police Superintendent Colonel W. Steven Flaherty as someone who worked to improve his community, founding a non-profit youth wrestling group in Powhatan County.
A handgun was recovered at the scene near the Chevrolet Cobalt.
Funeral plans are now set for a Virginia State Police special agent, shot to death in Richmond over the weekend.
He was known in the community as “Wiz”, she said.
Keonna Williams lives in Mosby Court a few doors down from where she said Ball lived with his girlfriend. She said she didn’t know Ball well, but he seemed like a “decent person”. She came back outside when police arrived and saw Walter’s body on the ground, she said. “No words can heal their pain, but we can all honor Mike’s memory by showing gratitude to those who protect and serve every day”.
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