Man shot by police following domestic violence call
BRISTOL, Vt. (AP) — The man who was shot by two state police troopers during a confrontation outside his home in the town of Bristol remained in critical condition Wednesday following surgery, the Vermont State Police said in a statement.
Police identified the man who was shot as Greg West, 28, a resident of the Lower Notch Road home where the shooting took place.
The incident began just before 10 p.m. Tuesday when a relative of West called 911 to report West was intoxicated, armed with a shotgun, threatening and that he had damaged the home. The caller also said there were several children inside the home.
Two state troopers and a Bristol police officer responded to the residence, where they found West on the steep driveway between the home and the road. Police said the man refused verbal commands to drop the weapon. At about 10:30 p.m., the troopers fired multiple rounds from their patrol rifles, striking West several times. No one else was hurt.
The names of the troopers haven't been released.
The troopers will be on paid administrative leave for at least five days.
The investigation is continuing.