WOODSTOCK — Woodstock shooting, 1 dead and police urge neighbors to shelter in place, authorities said. According to the Vermont State Police, the shooter fired on a responding officer.
1 dead in Woodstock shooting, police urge neighbors to shelter in place
The state police said in a press release that members of the agency’s Tactical Services Unit and Crisis Negotiation Unit were “working” in the village as of 5:30 p.m.
“Those who live near the scene of the accident should continue to shelter in place,” the police said.
The state police confirmed that one person was killed as a result of the accident, and that no one was arrested.
The incident began around 1:20 p.m. Tuesday when Woodstock police responded to a shooting outside 13 Slayton Terrace, according to state police.
The police said that the first officer who arrived at the scene was shot at from the vicinity of the house and the officer returned fire.
It was not clear if the shooter was wounded.
A perimeter was erected around the scene, according to the press release, and more officers were called in to respond.
Police said they identified Jay Wilson, 45, of Woodstock, as a suspect, though it was not immediately clear what role authorities believed he played.
The State Police has asked anyone with information about Wilson’s whereabouts to call 802-234-9933 or leave anonymous information online at https://vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.
The authorities declined to name others involved in the incident, pending notification of relatives.
Police closed the entrance to Lincoln Street, which connects downtown Woodstock to Slayton Terrace, at its entrance from Central Street, which is part of Route 4.
The residential neighborhood sits above a stretch of businesses including Mangalista and Melaza Bistro.
Almost all downtown businesses seem to be closed as of 4pm