Police are investigating a shooting at Roosevelt Park early Saturday morning.
Officers responded shortly before 3 a.m. and found several people loitering in the park and recovered a single .40 caliber shell casing.
After a series of interviews, police determined a large group of people had gathered at the park to watch two women fight. Police identified the women as Aubrie Cora, 20, and Paris Laplant, 20.
According to police, at some point during the altercation, Laplant got into a car with Chadd Quirk, 22, of Burlington. Police say he fired a single round into the air from the driver’s seat window and fled the area.
Quirk’s vehicle was later located at Laplant’s home in South Burlington and a .40 caliber Smith & Wesson firearm. Quirk was ultimately arrested.
“Gunfire in our city is not only against the law, it is unacceptable to us and to the neighbors we serve,” said Deputy Chief Jon Murad, Burlington Police Department. “People willing to pull a trigger in Burlington are fortunately rare, but those who do are dangerous and should be treated accordingly.”
Police say Quirk’s criminal history includes 11 chagres with no convictions.
Burlington Police seek the public’s assistance in providing any additional information about the fight that preceded this incident in Roosevelt Park. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Officer Chang at 658-2271 or call 911.