STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
TROOPER: Detective Sergeant Tara Thomas
STATION: Middlesex Barracks
DATE/TIME: 5-29-16 at approximately 1000 hours
LOCATION: East Montpelier and High St. in Plainfield
VICTIM: Name is being withheld pending notifications
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: East Montpelier, Vermont
SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
On 5-29-16 at approximately 1000 hours the Middlesex Troopers of the Vermont State Police were called about a welfare check in East Montpelier due to some suicidal statements. The location of the male subject was not known.
At approximately 1245 hours a citizen called the State Police from Plainfield Vermont. The information was that an unknown male was in the caller's neighbor’s yard and was discharging a firearm.
Troopers responded to the area and located the male in a back yard of a house. Troopers were able to initiate dialogue with the distraught male. The male ultimately committed suicide with his firearm.
No other citizens or Troopers were harmed in the incident. Detective Sergeant Thomas in the Middlesex Barracks is investigating the death.
Lieutenant Maurice Lamothe
Vermont State Police – St. Albans Barracks
140 Fisher Pond Road
St. Albans, Vermont 05478