Yesterday during a training exercise in Richmond, Virginia, a man approached officers, drew a gun, and shot 37-year-old Trooper Chad Dermyer in the chest. Sadly, Dermyer later died. Police shot and killed the suspect at the scene.

Information about the suspect is coming to light:

Not only did the suspect have a long criminal record, but he’s also reported to have had a hatred of the police:

WTVR interviewed a woman they reported is the suspect’s aunt from Aurora, Illinois:

“He had a lot of anger about the police in the past,” she said. “He pretty much thought he wanted to be infamous . . . in terms of having a showdown. He always praised those people who got into shootouts with police.”

Court records show James Brown III had been charged with murder, intent to kill, aggravated battery with a firearm, failure to obey police, resisting a corrections officer, aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, aggravated battery of an unborn child, numerous drug charges, intimidation, domestic battery, felony possession of a weapon, among many driving charges.

We were unable to obtain a booking photo, and it’s unclear how many charges he was ultimately convicted of and imprisoned for over the years.

WTVR reported they’ve so far been unable to obtain a booking photo of the suspect.

Point of the day: