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Ashley Guindon and the Virginia home where she was shot. AP Photo/Matthew Barakat

Feb 28, 2016 1:29 PM

UPDATE: Man charged in shooting death of police officer with NH ties

The Associated Press

WOODBRIDGE Va. - A Virginia man facing murder charges in the shooting deaths of two people, including a police officer with New Hampshire ties, has been identified as an Army staff sergeant assigned to the Pentagon.

Ronald Hamilton, 32, is being held without bond in the Prince William County Adult Detention Center on charges that include murder of a law enforcement officer. He is accused of shooting and killing Officer Ashley Guindon after she answered a domestic violence call at the Hamilton home Saturday evening. Two other officers are undergoing treatment at a hospital.

Guindon is a 2005 graduate of Merrimack High School, a former Marine Corps reservist and had a master's degree in forensic science.

Police Chief Stephan Hudson of Prince William County says Guindon, 28, went through training with the department last year before leaving for personal reasons. She rejoined the department this year, and Saturday was her first day on patrol.

"We were struck by her passion to do this job," Hudson said. "She did share with us when we rehired her that she felt like she wanted to do this job. She couldn't get it out of her blood."

Cindy Your, a Defense Information Systems Agency spokeswoman based at Fort Meade, Maryland, said Hamilton is an active duty Army staff sergeant assigned to the Joint Staff Support Center at the Pentagon.

Hamilton faces arraignment on Monday.

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