Saratoga Police Shoot Off-Duty Deputy Sheriff
Saratoga Police allegedly opened fire on an off-duty Vermont Sheriff's Deputy early Sunday morning.
Alleged reports indicate that police responded to hearing gunshots at 3:00 AM at the intersection of Broadway and Carolina Street in Saratoga.
The incident allegedly started when the deputy got into an altercation with three men from Utica in a bar. They went outside where the deputy was physically assaulted by the three men and had his head hit against a car hood. After the deputy showed the men he was armed, one of the Utica men drew a gun, and the deputy and Utica man exchanged fire. The Utica man was struck by the deputy. The two were still firing at each other when the police arrived.
All three victims are currently receiving medical care and are expected to be alright.
This is the first time in over 26 years that Saratoga police have had a line-of-duty shooting.
Public Safety Commissioner James Montagnino stated, "I’m proud of how our officers handled it. No one emptied their clip." Saratoga Springs Mayor Ron Kim followed up by saying, "Nobody should be on Caroline Street at 3 o’clock in the morning drinking that has a weapon. End of story." Provided by NBC 5 WPTZ from Burlington, Vermont.
As of now, the shooting remains under investigation.
[AUTHOR'S NOTE: This post is for informational purposes only. Any charges or accusations of wrongdoing mentioned in the article are only allegations and the reader is reminded that all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.]