Woodstock, VT — The suspect in a fatal shooting in Woodstock on Tuesday was found dead hours later in a home at 13 Slayton Terrace in Woodstock, Vermont State Police said.

Troopers discovered the body of 45-year-old Jay Wilson during a search of the home sometime after 11 p.m. Troopers said they heard a gunshot after they made entry into the home. No one else was inside.

State police lifted a “shelter-in-place” order that had been in place since Tuesday afternoon, when they first responded to a shooting at the home. Police said Wilson exchanged gunfire with responding officers.

Woodstock Police, Vermont State Police and other agencies set up a perimeter around the home and told neighbors to shelter in place.

Investigators believe Wilson shot a man, who is believed to be a friend of his mother, around 1:20 p.m. Tuesday. An eyewitness said an argument may have broken out in the driveway of 13 Slayton Terrace over a property sale.

State Police say they attempted to communicate by loudspeaker and by calling Wilson’s cellphone. Police say those efforts were not successful and officers deployed what are referred to as “alternative tactics.” Police say those tactics included devices that emit a percussive noise and a bright light, and then irritant gas,

Police say those efforts produced no response and that’s when the tactical unit entered the home.

Vermont State Police say the bodies of Wilson and the initial shooting victim are going to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington for autopsies.

Police say the identity of the initial shooting victim will be released after family members are notified. Later Wednesday, VSP plans to release the name of the Woodstock police officer who was involved in the exchange of gunfire. The case will eventually be turned over to the Vermont Attorney General’s Office and the State’s Attorney’s Office.