WCAX-TV reports that two veteran Burlington officers are on administrative leave as police continue to investigate the Wednesday afternoon shooting in the city's New North End.
Police responded to a report of a disturbance on Randy Lane at about 4:20 p.m. and say they found a middle-aged man on the lawn wielding a long-handled shovel.
Burlington Police Chief Michael Schirling says the man was shot by one of the officers and died soon after at a local hospital. Police have not released the names of the deceased or the officers involved.
Schirling says the shooting is the first involving an officer since 1997.