Mayor seeks info after bullets in fatal raid hit house


BURLINGTON, VT. >> The mayor of Vermont's largest city says the Drug Enforcement Administration will investigate the fatal police raid in which police-fired bullets hit a neighboring house.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger says he's been assured that the DEA's office of Inspector General will investigate the raid Tuesday night that ended with the death of Kenneth Stephens.

Police say state Trooper Matthew Cannon and DEA agent Tim Hoffmann fired 13 shots from their rifles after Stephens, suspected of dealing heroin and cocaine from the apartment, pointed a muzzle-loading rifle at officers who were entering the home under the authority of a federal no-knock search warrant.

Neighbors say at least one of the bullets went into their home, narrowly missing people inside.

Meanwhile, a number of people held a candle-light vigil Wednesday evening.


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