Police investigating shooting incident in Shaftsbury

Published: Nov. 26, 2022 at 5:18 AM EST
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SHAFTSBURY, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont State Police are investigating an incident in Shaftsbury where they say shots were fired.

According to police, it happened on Ehrich Road just before 8:00 p.m. on Friday.

Police say two people reported being shot at and were seeking shelter at a nearby home.

Police later discovered that four people were involved, three victims and the accused shooter, 31-year-old Geraldo Zelayagranados of Shaftsbury.

According to Vermont State Police, Zelayagranados was allegedly under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or both, and fired shots into the air and ground.

After trying to make contact with the alleged shooter, police say he locked himself in his home and would not come out.

Police say, “After several hours, it was decided rather than escalate the situation further, and potentially cause a deadly force or use of force situation, police withdrew from the scene without taking the offender into custody, especially given the now known level of potential criminal charges.”

Vermont State Police expect to release more information and possible charges at a later time.

Nobody was injured in the shooting incident, and the investigation is still active.