Vermont man dead after confrontation in Burlington
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.
TALK TO US
If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please email us. We also welcome letters to the editor for publication; you can do that by filling out our letters form and submitting it to the newsroom.