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Vt. State Police ID trooper who shot suspect

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William Mahoney - 2006 photo William Mahoney - 2006 photo
DANVILLE, Vt. -

A St. Johnsbury man shot by a Vermont state trooper remains hospitalized.

Police say William Mahoney, 35, is in stable condition. But hospital officials say they are no longer releasing information on Mahoney.

Mahoney was shot once in the backside Tuesday night when a state trooper confronted him inside a school bus in Danville.

State police released the trooper's name Thursday. Sgt. Brian May remains on paid administrative leave, per state police policy. May is the patrol commander at the St. Johnsbury barracks. He has been with the Vt. State Police since 1997.

Mahoney was not armed, but police say he advanced and reached into a holster he was wearing.

This is the second time state police shot an unarmed suspect this year. Earlier this week, investigators concluded a state trooper was justified in shooting and killing a man in Cambridge who had turned and pointed a cellphone at the trooper. Investigators called that a classic case of what's known as "suicide by cop." Police have not said whether that could be a factor in this case.

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