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September 17, 2016

FW: VSP PRESS RELEASE - OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING - WINOOSKI ****UPDATE - DECEASED IDENTIFIED****

Vermont State Police have confirmed the identity of the deceased subject who was shot by police on Friday, 09/16 in Winooski.  Deceased is identified as JESSE BESHAW, age 29 of Winooski, VT.

 

Investigation is ongoing, additional information will be released later today. 

 

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Subject: [MEDIASTATEWIDE] VSP PRESS RELEASE - OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING - WINOOSKI

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

Officer Involved Shooting – Winooski

 

Major Glenn Hall – Criminal Division Commander, Vermont State Police

 

Winooski, VT – 09/16/16 – Today, at approximately 4:55 pm, the Winooski Police Department contacted the Vermont State Police to request an investigation into an officer involved shooting that had occurred behind O’Brien’s Community Center located at 32 Malletts Bay Avenue in Winooski.  Preliminary information received from Winooski Police indicated that a male subject was shot by police, that rescue responded and the subject was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Vermont State Police Troopers responded to assist Winooski Police with securing the scene. 

 

Detectives with the Vermont State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Major Crime Unit responded to initiate an investigation.  The Vermont State Police Crime Scene Search Team was activated to process the scene and collect evidence. 

 

This investigation is in its very early stages and is expected to continue throughout the night, specifically regarding the processing of the scene.  Once the scene is processed, the decedent will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.  The name of the decedent is not being released at this time, pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.  The identity of officers involved and their respective agencies is not being released at this time. 

 

State Police Detectives are working closely with the Winooski Police Department and are in consultation with the Chittenden County State’s Attorney’s Office.  Once the investigation is complete there will be an independent review conducted by the Chittenden County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Attorney General’s Office as is customary for all officer involved shootings. 

 

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information is asked to contact the Vermont State Police Major Crime Unit. 

 

This investigation is active, no further information is available at this time. 

 

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Major Glenn E. Hall

Criminal Division Commander

Vermont State Police

45 State Drive

Waterbury, VT 05671

 

(802)241-5491

Please note new e-mail address:

Glenn.Hall@vermont.gov

 

 

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