Porter testified that he shot Officer Reaves because he feared for his life during an altercation with the officer. Prosecutors said Porter shot the officer because he knew he had an outstanding warrant and was committing a crime by carrying a gun.
Officer Reaves died instantly, and police later identified Porter in the shooting. He was arrested six days later in White Plains, N.Y.
Grad gives $2.6 million to Randolph-Macon
A Richmond lawyer has donated $2.6 million to Randolph-Macon College, earmarking the bulk of it for scholarships and for the athletic department, school officials said yesterday.
Everette G. “Buddy” Allen, 66, a 1962 Randolph-Macon graduate, said that the scholarship assistance he received contributed to his success, and that he and his wife, Ann, wanted to offer Richmond-area students the same opportunities.
College officials said $1.25 million will be used to establish a scholarship fund with preference given to Richmond city public school students, students participating in a college-preparation and mentoring program, and students transferring from Richmond’s J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College.
“We are grateful for what [Randolph-Macon] did for me many years ago, and we hope to give many more local students, particularly Richmond students who may not have the resources to attend a private college, the chance to discover Randolph-Macon and its top-notch liberal arts curriculum,” said Mr. Allen, a partner with LeClair Ryan, a Richmond firm.
The remaining $1 million of his gift will create an athletic endowment fund to support the school’s Division III sports programs.
Mall sex assaults may be linked
Howard County police said they think a man who “upskirted” a teenage girl while she was shopping with her mother at Columbia Mall may be the same suspect wanted in an earlier assault.
Police said yesterday that the 16-year-old and her mother reported the upskirting incident last month. It happened in the parking lot.
Police said they have video footage that shows a man following the woman and her daughter and reaching under the teenager’s skirt. The video shows the man carrying a camera under a jacket or a bag.