Police Investigate Shooting Death in Essex

By Joe Gullo

Published 04/29 2014 02:13PM

Updated 04/29 2014 06:19PM

ESSEX, Vt. - The Essex Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened early Saturday morning on Onondaga Avenue.  The shooting happened at around 12:30 a.m. 

Police say responding officers found Kryn Miner, 44, in critical condition after being shot by a family member.  An autopsy report, done by the Vermont Medical Examiner, said he was shot multiple times. According to the report, he was shot in the head, neck and torso.

Miner served in the U.S. military and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. Police said Miner threatened family members with a firearm. A family member, who has not been identified, then shot him.
The autopsy report has ruled Miner's death a homicide. 

The Essex Police Department has declined interview requests. They sent the following statement:
“Release of information today regarding this investigation is being restricted to this document for the following reasons: Further release of information could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings; could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy; and by law, aspects of this investigation must be kept confidential.”

Police say everyone involved in this incident has been extremely cooperative with law enforcement. 

No further information is available at this time.

The case has been forwarded to the Chittenden County State's Attorney's Office for review.

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