WINOOSKI, Vt. — Prosecutors in Vermont say a decision could be issued next week on whether the fatal shooting of an unarmed suspect by a sheriff’s deputy was justified.
State police say Franklin County deputy sheriff Nicholas Palmier shot 29-year-old Jesse Beshaw six times and grazed him with a seventh shot on Sept. 16 in Winooski after the unarmed suspect advanced on him.
Public records show Palmier was let go from the Winooski Police Department in 2010 and the St. Albans Police Department two years later.
Chittenden County State’s Attorney T.J. Donovan says he intends to issue a ruling next week, but the timing depends on when his office receives a report from the Vermont State Police.
Donovan says he also hopes to announce a release date for body camera footage.
Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com