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State Police investigating shooting of former trooper

The investigation continued this week into the shooting death of a Mathews County resident. The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Chesapeake Field Office is conducting the ongoing investigation and is still processing the scene. The Mathews County Sheriff’s Office is assisting with the investigation.

According to State Police public information officer Sgt. Michelle Anaya, shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5, the Mathews Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a residence in the 180 block of Ballast Point Road in Hudgins for a gunshot victim. When deputies arrived on scene, they found a deceased male subject inside a camper located on the property of the residence.

Further investigation revealed the male subject to be the recently retired Virginia State Police Master Trooper Tommy E. Hudson. Hudson was currently employed as a part-time deputy with the Mathews Sheriff’s Office.

Hudson’s body will be transported to the office of the State Medical Examiner in Richmond for examination and autopsy.

posted 08.06.2014

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