Police continue search for suspect in Burlington shooting

Published: Mar. 24, 2019 at 10:26 AM EDT
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Police continue to search for the man they say shot another in the head in Burlington Sunday.

Police and crime scene tape spread across Clarke Street in Burlington Sunday.

"It's a little weird to have your driveway tapped off," said Dan Avery, one of several neighbors in shock after a man wasshot in the head Sunday morning just down the street.

"They were running the K9s around, they had caution tape up, they had all the street blocked off," said Connor Robare of Burlington.

The victim, 28-year-old Khyann Jones was rushed to the University of Vermont Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

"The victim has been involved with police interactions in the past - I can't really comment on those," said Burlington Police Deputy Chief Jon Murad.

Police say multiple witnesses saw a man later identified as Alfred Wisher, 37, walk up to the victim and fire the gun.

"We believe this to be an incident between two people that knew each other and we believe this individual to have gone to this location with the intention of perhaps committing this crime," Murad said.

Wisher, also known as 'Wish Kid," lives in Burlington and has ties to New York City. Police say he has a violent past including multiple felony charges. "We have been in contact with other agencies -- we are working with other agencies," Murad said.

Neighbors witnessing the investigation unfolding in their front yards were in disbelief. "Little scary. You don't want to see stuff like that around here, especially a nice neighborhood like this," Robare said.

Police say the they are still looking for the weapon and investigating the motive behind the shooting.