Trooper Shot

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Virginia state trooper was wounded and one person was shot to death in Accomack County last night when troopers tried to arrest a fraud suspect.

The FBI says the investigation included threats to poison water supplies.

Phil Mann with the Norfolk FBI office says the trooper was shot in the arm last night and is in good condition. Virginia State Police have NOT released the trooper's name.

Mann told The Associated Press that troopers were trying to arrest Ipolito Campos at his home in Accomac just before ten o'clock last night when another person in Campos' home fired at police, wounding the trooper. Troopers shot and killed the shooter. Mann would not identify the victim or give other details about the shootout.

He says Campos was arrested. According to federal court records, Campos had allegedly threatened to contaminate Virginia's water supplies. But Mann says the FBI has found "no credible evidence" of that.

The public water supply on the Eastern Shore is very limited, and the peninsula's 51-thousand residents overwhelmingly rely on private wells. That's according to Paul Berge, executive director of the Accomack-Northampton County Planning District Commission.

He says that only a few areas have public water systems.


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