Burlington attempted murder suspect captured in Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WCAX) Police say a man wanted for attempted murder in Burlington has been captured in Georgia.

Alfred Wisher

Investigators say Alfred Wisher, 37, of Burlington, shot a man outside a Clarke Street apartment in March. The victim, Khyann Jones, 28, was rushed to the UVM Medical Center in critical condition. He survived the shooting.

Wisher fled the scene and police have been searching for him ever since.

Burlington police say Monday, Wisher was arrested by U.S. Marshals and police in Savannah, Georgia, where he had been living under an alias. Police say Wisher was in a stolen car and led officers on a brief foot chase before they captured him.

Wisher is in jail in Georgia awaiting extradition to Vermont. It's unclear exactly when that will happen.

At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, police would not comment further on Jones' condition other than to say he is alive.

And while the arrest has been made, we still don't know how police found Wisher, why he was in Georgia or if there will be any additional charges.

Police say it is all part of the ongoing investigation.

"I think all of you know there are a variety of sources and methods that police use during investigations and they include technology, they include people, but when they involve cases that are ongoing, we can't prejudice those cases by revealing them," Burlington Deputy Police Chief Jon Murad said.

After the March 24 shooting, police said multiple witnesses identified Wisher as the gunman.

According to court documents, witnesses told police that Wisher went to Jones' home on Clarke Street looking for his girlfriend. She told police she was in the process of breaking up with Wisher because he was cheating on her. When Jones made a comment about Wisher being at another girl's house, witnesses say Wisher shot him.

No one answered the door on Tuesday at the Clarke Street home where the shooting happened.

But a neighbor who lives down the block said she remembers being scared the morning the shooting happened and said she's relieved police have made an arrest.

"I'm glad he is caught. I'm really, really glad he was caught," Michela Danielczyk said.

Wisher faces attempted second-degree murder charges.

Police said Wisher, also known as 'Wish Kid," has a violent past including multiple felony charges.