Belvidere shooting leaves 1 man dead
BELVIDERE, Vt. (WCAX) - Police say one man is dead and another is in custody after a shooting in the town of Belvidere.
Vermont State Police say all the people involved know each other and are not releasing any names. Police say the victim is a man in his 40s and the suspect is a man in his 60s.
Earlier Wednesday afternoon, Belvidere resident Nikki Muir was walking her dog when she saw state troopers driving by. She was told by a passerby about a large police presence at a camp further down the road.
According to police, they received a call around 2 p.m. about a shooting on Bog Road and while responding, they were made aware of a second scene about two miles away on the same road.
Vermont State Police Spokesperson Adam Silverman says the original scene where the shooting allegedly took place-- a standoff ensued.
“We had an individual who was a person of interest in a fatal shooting who was held up in a house,” said Silverman.
Multiple police units were deployed. Police say after two hours, it ended peacefully.
“To the best of my knowledge, there was no force that was used to take him into custody once the negotiation ended. He came out and surrendered,” Silverman said.
Silverman says there was never any threat to the public.
“There is a domestic relationship between all of the various parties that were involved. Some of the people were on scene when the dispute occurred others weren’t,” he said.
We still don’t know what the motive was for the shooting and how many shots were actually fired.
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