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TRAGEDY Va. Tech Gunman’s Family Apologizes

Va. Tech Gunman’s Family Apologizes

The family of suspected gunman Ross Truett Ashley has apologized to the family of the police officer who was slain last week on the campus of Virginia Tech in an apparent murder-suicide. “The Ashley family would like to offer their condolences to the family of Officer Crouse,” they said in a statement to the Associated Press. The funeral for officer Deriek Crouse will be held in Blacksburg, Va., at 2 p.m. ET Monday. Police are still investigating why Ashley, a part-time student at nearby Radford University, allegedly walked up to Crouse and shot him point blank, then reportedly committed suicide later.

December 12, 2011 11:31 AM