Alexander Wyatt Campbell, 27, has been charged with two counts of capital raze, one count of first-level raze and one count of exercise of a firearm in the cost of a criminal in connection to a shooting that killed two of us at Virginia’s Bridgewater College on Tuesday. Photograph courtesy of Virginia Disclose Police/Twitter
Feb. 2 (UPI) — A 27-three hundred and sixty five days-passe man accused of killing two of us including a police officer at Virginia’s Bridgewater College on Tuesday has been arraigned.
Alexander Wyatt Campbell made his first court docket appearance by the exercise of video convention on Wednesday when he looked before a Rockingham County court docket that appointed him an attorney who requested a mental well being overview be performed, NBC12 reported.
The arraignment came a day after Campbell was arrested and charged with two counts of capital raze, one count of first-level raze and one count of exercise of a firearm in the cost of a criminal in connection to a shooting.
Virginia Disclose Police talked about the shooting came about at about 1: 20 p.m. when a Bridgewater College police officer and a campus safety officer had been responding to a name referring to a suspicious man on college grounds.
Campbell is accused of shooting the 2 men following a transient interaction with them, then fleeing the scene on foot.
Bridgewater College President David Bushman identified the slain men as campus police John Painter and campus safety office J.J. Jefferson.
“These officers had been conclude chums, known to many folks as ‘the dynamic duo,'” Bushman talked about in a assertion. “John was J.J.’s biggest man in his wedding this three hundred and sixty five days. They had been beloved by students, college and workers.”
“Here’s a tragic and sunless day for Bridgewater College,” he persisted.
Police talked about after Campbell fled the scene, he escaped to a North River island where he was arrested.
On the time of his arrest, Campbell was plagued by a gunshot exertion but authorities had been aloof working to establish if he was shot by the Bridgewater College police officer or suffered a self-inflicted gunshot exertion, Virginia Disclose Police talked about.
After Campbell was arrested, he was transported to Rockingham Memorial Clinic where he was handled and launched.
“Just a few firearms related to Campbell” devour also been recovered as evidence, police talked about.
Bushman talked about there are many questions that remain in regards to the shooting but one thing he is aware of is that “we can rally around one yet any other and toughen every completely different as we pass forward from this.”
“We’re all victims, though some rather more os than others, and it’d be distinguished that we every look to earn consolation and toughen in the ways major for us,” he talked about.