For most of Thursday West Allen
Street in Winooski was a crime scene.
"I still heard the sound BOOM you
know, like a shooting sound of the gun. I heard that from here because my
door was open that time," said Bhakti Adhikari. Around 1:30 Thursday
afternoon, just outside Adhikari's corner market, a Winooski Police Officer shot a suspect,
35-year-old Isaac Sage, in the thigh.
"This whole thing unfolded from
the time of the call to the time the shot was fired within three minutes.
That's how fast this thing unfolded," explained Major Ed Ledo of the Vermont
State Police are handling the
investigation. They say Winooski police were on patrol looking for Sage, who
had reportedly been trespassing at the Woolen Mill Gym, but had fled. Sage was
soon spotted by police on West Allen Street and was confronted by a Winooski
officer. A second officer was also on scene.
"The officer attempted to detain
Mr. Sage for his trespassing violation at the Woolen Mill Sage then punched the
officer in the face without warning," Ledo said. One of the
officers Tased Sage -- but authorities say it didn't work.
"I don't know his mental state at
the time, I don't know if he was on medication at the time, we don't know if
the Taser prongs struck him," Ledo explained. He says right now it's
unclear if the officers used the stun gun more than once. Sage then
allegedly assaulted the second officer. Ledo says that's when one of the
officers pulled his gun and shot Sage in the thigh. Police say right now
it appears Sage was not armed.
In an eyewitness video one of the
police officers, Corporal Jason Nokes, can be seen holding his head. Both
officers were treated and released from Fletcher Allen. Nokes was treated for a
broken nose and concussion. The other officer, Chris MacHavern, was treated for
cuts and bruises. Police aren't saying which officer pulled the trigger.
Police expect Sage to be
arraigned Friday for charges of resisting arrest, aggravated assault, and
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