BURLINGTON, Vt. – After nearly 18 hours of investigation, Burlington police have arrested a suspect in an early-morning shooting on Pine Street.
The suspect’s name hasn’t been released. Acting Chief of Police Jon Murad said the man is being held on $20,000 bail.
Police say they received a call around 3 a.m. Wednesday from a man claiming he’d been shot. Officers located him near the intersection of King and Pine streets.
Officers followed a trail of blood from where the victim was found, leading them to 185 Pine Street. They established a crime scene and began gathering evidence.
“We were able to recover significant ballistics evidence,” Murad said. “It was indicative of the fact that multiple rounds were fired at this individual, although the victim was struck once. We believe there were two firearms in play, although we do not believe there was an exchange of gunfire.”
The victim received treatment on scene and was later transported to UVM Medical Center. He’s currently in stable condition.
Several of the officers working on the investigation were veterans, and the Burlington Police Department acknowledged their work on Veteran’s Day:
Some aspects of the investigation are still ongoing, and this story will be updated as more information becomes available.