Vermont State Police are confirming that a police officer in the city of Winooski shot a man this afternoon around 2:00. Our Champlain Valley reporter Sarah Harris is at the scene and has given us the following information:
The shooting was on West Allen St. in Winooski, which is kitty-corner to Winooski City Hall. Police have cordoned off the crime scene, and they’re waiting for officers from the northeastern Vermont town of St. Johnsbury to come look at the scene of the crime (state police say since an officer was involved in the shooting, it’s their policy that an outside department look at the crime scene.)
Ed Ledo, criminal division commander for the Vermont State Police, confirmed the shooting. He says two police officers were present, and one shot an adult male. His condition is non-life threatening, he’s in the hospital now.
Police say they’re not ready to talk about the incident now, but they will be making a statement later tonight.
Sarah will check in with more information when that happens, and we’ll have more on this story tomorrow morning on the 8 O’clock Hour.