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1 person dead, 1 in custody following shooting in Lamoille County town


Police appeared to be investigating two separate scenes on Bog Road in Belvidere on Wednesday, Sept. 21, including a small red car parked on the dirt road at the foot of a driveway leading up to a home. Police said one man was dead and another was in custody following a reported shooting. Photo by Alan Keays/VTDigger

Updated at 7:35 p.m.

BELVIDERE — One man is dead and another is in custody following a shooting in the Lamoille County town of Belvidere, according to authorities.

Vermont State Police spokesperson Adam Silverman said the victim fled the scene in a vehicle after he was shot outside a camp on Bog Road shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, but died about two miles up the dirt road. It was unclear if he or another person was driving the vehicle.

The suspect then holed himself up in the camp for about two hours before agreeing to surrender to police around 4:30 p.m. without further incident, Silverman said.

Silverman said police were working to understand the relationship between the parties, though they believed both men knew each other and that the altercation was domestic in nature.

Police alerted the public shortly before 4 p.m. that troopers were responding to “an emergency situation involving a reported shooting” in the vicinity of Bog Road. They warned people to avoid the area.

In an update at 5:48 p.m., police said the scene is “no longer active.” They did not provide further details on the nature of the incident, other than to say that both the deceased victim and the person in custody were adult men.

Police on Wednesday evening appeared to be investigating two separate scenes on Bog Road — one where the shooting took place, which included the camp and a small red car parked at the foot of the driveway, and the other involving a parked SUV up the road.

The investigation is in its “earliest stages,” police said.

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