Burlington, VT — A 20-year-old Burlington man wounded by police over the weekend was arrested on multiple charges Wednesday after being discharged from the hospital.
David Johnson faces charges of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment related to Saturday’s incident. According to police, three officers responding to a call encountered Johnson outside his Old North End residence with a large kitchen knife. Officers said Johnson was talking about ending his life.
Police body cameras show officers trying de-escalate the situation until Johnson charged at one of the officers and was shot by Burlington Police Sgt. Simon Bombard.
Johnson allegedly charged officers and was shot by. Johnson was wounded in the upper left leg and taken to UVM Medical Center. A bystander in a parked truck was injured by shattered glass when a round from Bombard’s weapon ricocheted off of a parked SUV and hit the windshield of the truck. The driver sustained minor injuries.
Bombard, 30, has been placed on administrative leave, with pay, while state police continue the investigation.
Johnson, who police say is known to police, is also facing a domestic assault charge related to an incident a few days before the shooting. He was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Vermont Superior Court.