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BREAKING NEWS: Man Killed in Colonial Heights Shooting Identified as Fort Lee Officer
By Staff Report
Jul 20, 2012, 13:01

A Fort Lee officer died after a shooting that took place at a Colonial
Heights gun store and shooting range on Wednesday night.

Colonial Heights police Sgt, Robert Ruxer said the call reporting
shots fired came in at approximately 7 p.m. Police responded to the
Smoking Gun, located at 127 Boulevard, where they found a man shot.

On Friday morning, Fort Lee officials revealed that the victim was a
soldier. Second Lt. James T. Cho, 26, of La Grange, Ill. was a U.S.
Army Reserve officer who entered service in January 2011.

He was attending the Quartermaster Basic Officer Leader Course and had
been assigned to Bravo Company, 71st Transportation Battalion, U.S.
Army Logistics University, since June 2012.

Cho was taken to a local hospital where he died of his injuries.

He was the only person on the range when the incident occurred and no
one else was injured.

"We do no anticipate any charges and our investigation is complete at
this point," said Colonial Heights police Sgt. Rob Ruxer Friday
morning.

Fort Lee said the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is
investigating the incident.

Ruxer said the Medical Examiner will be releasing a final
determination on the shooting.

Ruxer said the shooting occurred shortly before closing time when
employees were working in the store. They located Cho and called the
police.

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