A Virginia State Trooper from Chilhowie was killed in a shooting late last night in Cumberland County, Virginia.
According to officials, trooper Lucas Dowell was executing a search warrant just outside of Farmville, Virginia with a tactical team.
An adult male identified as Corey Johnson, 44, began to shoot at the team. That shooter was killed at the scene.
Trooper Dowell was transported to a hospital where he passed away.
Dowell had been a trooper since 2014, and is the department's 66th line of duty death.
He is survived by his parents and a sister.
He is a 2009 graduate of Chilhowie High School.