Hudgins, VA _  Virginia State Police are investigating the shooting death of a recently retired Master Trooper.


The Mathews County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday from a home in the 180 block of Ballast Point Road in Hudgins for a gunshot victim.  When they arrived, deputies found a man dead inside a camper located on the property.  State Police were called to the scene 10 minutes later.


Further investigation revealed the man was the recently retired Virginia State Police Master Trooper T.E. Hudson. Hudson was currently employed as a part-time deputy with the Mathews County Sheriff’s Office.


Hudson's body was taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Richmond for examination and autopsy.