Police: Burlington man smashed car window with handgun

Another incident involving a gun in Burlington, this time police say a man used the butt end of a handgun to smash a car window and threaten those sitting insid
Published: Jan. 26, 2022 at 9:21 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 27, 2022 at 8:51 AM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Burlington Police are investigating another incident involving a gun.

It happened at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on North Avenue.

Police say Jose Louis Cruz-Rivera, 21, of Burlington, ran up to a car and tried to open the door. When he couldn’t, officers say he smashed the window. He’s then accused of punching a woman who was standing outside the car. Police say the people involved knew Cruz-Rivera.

Officers stopped him as he was trying to drive away. He faces charges including aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.

He was released on conditions.

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