I’m sure by now that most of you heard about the murder of a Virginia Tech police officer yesterday. For those of you who may not have heard Virginia Tech Police Officer Deriek Crouse was shot and killed in his police cruiser during a traffic stop. The gunman was not part of the traffic stop. Officer Crouse left behind a wife and five children.
What makes his death even more pointless was the gunman, 22-year-old Ross Truett Ashley. Ashley allegedly carjacked an SUV the day before and drove it to the Virginia Tech campus. For some reason, he killed Officer Crouse by walking up to his police cruiser and opening fire on him. Investigators say that Ashley then changed some of his clothes and shortly after being seen by another officer Ashley took the cowards way out by killing himself.
It’s been said that Ashley did not know Officer Crouse so the only motive I could possibly think of is that Ashley was so paranoid because of the carjacking that he shot Officer Crouse to somehow evade arrest. Then rather than taking responsibility for his actions, he killed himself.
Now because of a selfish petty criminal five children no longer have a father.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of Officer Crouse.