DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
At approximately 4:45pm this afternoon, Vermont State Police Troopers from the Westminster Barracks were dispatched to Gilfeather Road in Wardsboro, Vermont for a reported shooting. Upon arrival troopers found a 42 year-old male deceased outside a residence. Identification of the deceased is pending next of kin notifications. Cause and manner of death is pending an autopsy.
Another male subject was taken into custody at the scene. Identification of this subject will occur as soon as investigation allows. At this time there are no other suspects being sought in this incident, and there is no indication of an ongoing threat to the public.
The Vermont State Police Major Crime Unit along with Troop D BCI detectives continue to investigate this incident. More information will be released as soon as possible.
Vermont State Police Public Information Officer