WINOOSKI, Vt. — A Vermont sheriff says the deputy involved in a fatal police shooting in Winooski has been placed on paid leave pending the results of an investigation by state police and other agencies.

State police say Jesse Beshaw was shot several times in Winooski on Friday by 31-year-old deputy Nicolas Palmier of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.

Maj. Glenn Hall says Palmier was in the area when Winooski officers were pursuing Beshaw and responded to assist. Beshaw was wanted on charges of felony burglary and unlawful mischief.

Investigators say Palmier shot the unarmed Beshaw after he advanced on him with an arm tucked behind his back while refusing commands to stop.

Palmier was wearing a body camera.

Franklin County Sheriff R.W. Norris says Palmier has been a deputy since August 2015.

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