More details released in Richmond's Greyhound Bus Station shooting

To honor the fallen trooper, his patrol car is on display in front of the Virginia State Police Administrative Headquarters in North Chesterfield County.

UPDATE: April 2, 6PM

RICHMOND, Va. (WSET)- Virgina State Police have announced funeral services for State Trooper, Chad Dermyer, who was killed by a gunman at the Greyhound bus station in Richmond.

Trooper Chad P. Dermyer's funeral is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Liberty Baptist Church in Hampton. A private burial will follow in Gloucester County.

Visitation is scheduled form 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

Authorities say Dermyer was fatally shot by James Brown III of Aurora, Illinois, during a state police training exercise at the bus terminal Thursday. Two other troopers returned fire, killing the 34-year-old Brown.

Two women were wounded by gunfire. Their injuries were not life-threatening.

The 37-year-old Dermyer, a Marine veteran, was the married father of two children.

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RICHMOND, Va. (WSET)- Police have released more information on the suspect who shot Virginia State Trooper Chad P. Dermyer.

James Brown III, of Aurora, Ill., encountered officers "just inside the entrance" of the Greyhound bus station located on North Boulevard in the City of Richmond, according to the release.

State Police say Brown bought a ticket in Raleigh, NC bound for Chicago, IL.

They say Brown was initially seated in the terminal restaurant, when he got up to go to his luggage.

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State Police Superintendent Steven Flaherty told a packed press conference Brown crossed paths with decorated Marine Corp Veteran, family man and State Trooper Chad Dermyer Thursday afternoon during a training exercise.

Flaherty says according to camera footage it appears Dermyer approached Brown in the bus terminal and made some kind of "small talk" with Brown near his luggage at the front of the terminal.

Seconds later, according to police, Brown then pulled a 40 caliber semi-automatic barretta pistol out of his waistband and began firing at Dermyer.

Two other state troopers who were there in plain clothes immediately returned fire at Brown, according to Flaherty.

READ: State Police press release

He was eventually taken to VCU Medical Center where he died.

During this exchange two bus passengers were wounded with non-life threatening injuries.

Flaherty says police found 143 rounds of unspent ammunition inside Brown's bags.

WATCH: Entire Press Conference

Police say the gun that Brown used was not his, but was bought legally, and they do not know how he got possession of the gun.

They say Brown had a long history of charges, including gun violence, and are concerned how he was able to get his hands on a gun.

Trooper Dermyer is the 62nd Virginia State Police Trooper to be killed in the line of duty in the Department's 84 years.

To honor the fallen trooper, his patrol car is on display in front of the Virginia State Police Administrative Headquarters in North Chesterfield County.

RELATED:Police ID gunman at Virginia bus terminal as Illinois man

Funeral arrangements have not been announced.

The Virginia State Police Association (VSPA) is accepting donations for the Dermyer Family. Checks should be addressed to VSPA Emergency Relief Fund and please note on the "Memo" line that your donation cites Trooper Dermyer.

Donations are to be mailed to:

Virginia State Police Association

6944 Forest Hill Avenue

Richmond, Virginia 23225

We will continue to update this story.

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