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
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.