VSP Sergeant will not be prosecuted for March shooting

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Sergeant Eugene Duplisis will not be prosecuted in connection with a March 9th shooting, according to the office of Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan.

Donovan’s office says they reviewed all materials provided by the Vermont State Police.  The Office of the State’s Attorney for Windham County ran an independent review and also chose not to file charges.

John-Victor Wetherby was wanted in connection with assaults in both Bellows Falls and Westminister when troopers found him in Rockingham.

They say Wetherby was holding a shotgun when they approached him; it was later determined the gun was not loaded.

Officials say he suffered a single graze-type wound, he was then treated and released into police custody. He has pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault, unlawful trespass and burglary.

This isn’t the first shooting involving Sgt. Duplissis; he was one of the officers who shot and killed bank robbery suspect Nathan Giffin in Montpelier in January of 2018.  Prosecutors ruled that shooting justified.

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