Trooper and suspect killed in shootout

Posted at 11:47 AM, Feb 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-05 13:47:16-05
Virginia State Trooper killed
Virginia State Trooper Lucus Dowell was killed Monday night.

FARMVILLE, Va. – A Virginia state trooper and a resident of a home were killed in a shootout as police served a drug investigation search warrant.

Virginia State Police said in a statement Tuesday that as a tactical team entered a Farmville home Monday night when someone inside the home opened fire. Two police officers returned fire, killing 44-year-old Corey Johnson.

Johnson was the only person inside the house.

Police say Trooper Lucas Dowell was shot and died at the hospital. No other troopers were injured.

Dowell joined the Virginia State Police in 2014.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)