MORRISVILLE, VT- A 24-year-old Morrisville man suspected of shooting at a police officer responding to a reported kidnapping and domestic disturbance remains at large Friday afternoon.
Vermont State Police say Henry Lovell is “armed and dangerous.” Lovell allegedly exchanged shots with a Morrisville police officer around 9 p.m. Thursday at an apartment near Upper Main Street and Pleasant Street before running away from the scene. Police say Lovell was armed with a shotgun at the time.
Police say surveillance video after the shootout from the nearby VFW post shows Lovell entering carrying the shotgun. At one point, someone in the VFW post wrestled the weapon away and Lovell ran off. He was not been seen since but is believed to still be armed.
The officer suffered minor injuries, police said. He was treated at Copley Hospital and released. It was unclear if he was shot by the suspect.
Morrisville schools closed for the day, and residents were told to expect a “considerable law-enforcement presence” and to avoid the area of Upper Main and Pleasant streets.
Police described Lovell as 6’2″, 170 pounds, with blond hair. He was last seen wearing a camouflage-style jacket, dark pants and a red ballcap.
Lovell does not have access to a vehicle and is likely still in the Morrisville area. Police warn that anyone who sees Lovell should keep their distance and immediately call 911.