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November 13, 2016

Press Release - Hunter Involved Shooting - Vershire - 16B104826

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STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 16B104826

TROOPER: Detective Sergeant David Petersen                               

STATION: VSP-St. Johnsbury                    

CONTACT#: 802-748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 11/13/16 at approximately 0650 hours

LOCATION: Reed Road, Vershire

VIOLATION:

 

VICTIM: Patrick Dixon 

AGE: 47

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: West Chazy, NY

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 11/13/16, around 0654 hours, Game Wardens, State Police, and Emergency

Medical Services (EMS) were dispatched for a report of a 47 year old male

subject that sustained a gunshot wound in his foot while hunting in Vershire.

The injured party was subsequently identified as Patrick Dixon, of West Chazy,

NY. Patrick was transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) for

treatment of the injury.

 

Patrick was part of a party consisting of family and friends that was hunting in

the area of Reed Road in Vershire. Preliminary information suggests that while

completing final preparations after being dropped off, Patrick sustained a

self-inflicted accidental gunshot wound to his right foot. Patrick was  assisted

by members of his hunting party to a nearby residence, where he was met by EMS

and transported to DHMC. This incident remains under investigation by Game

Wardens and Detectives from the Vermont State Police.

 

There is no outstanding public safety risk to the public stemming from this

incident.