Vermont State Police investigate fatal shooting inside McDonald’s by Rutland officer


Police investigate the scene of a shooting near the Chinatown neighborhood where four people were shot in an apparent road rage incident on September 19, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. A 6-month-old infant boy and a thirteen-year-old girl were among the victims. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Vermont State Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man of inside a McDonald’s restaurant by a Rutland city police officer.

The man, 33, was shot by the officer at the restaurant on Route 7 just before 3 p.m. Wednesday, police said in a news release. The man’s name has not been released. The Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington will conduct an autopsy.

Police said shortly before the shooting, there was a motor vehicle crash near the restaurant involving a car and a UPS delivery truck. The circumstances of the crash and what led up to also are under investigation.

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