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Updated: Suspect, Victims Named In State Police Shooting

A Leicester man is in police custody after shooting a neighbor and two police officers on Sunday.

Update April 7 11:10 a.m.The Vermont State Police have identified the officers allegedly shot by Tim Foley, 47, of Leicester. Authorities say Sergeant Eugene Duplissis, age 36, and Trooper Matt Daley, age 34, sustained head injuries when Foley fired a shotgun at them from inside his home. Neither trooper has life-threatening injuries.

The troopers were responding to a call early Sunday morning after Foley allegedly shot his neighbor, Mahlon McCoy, age 64. McCoy is in "good condition" at Fletcher Allen Medical Center, according to Vermont State Police.

Original Post, Updated April 6, 8:55 p.m.Vermont State Police have identified Tim Foley, age 47 of Leicester, as the suspect in custody for the shooting of two state troopers and a man in Addison County.

Police say a Leicester woman called 911 around 3 a.m. Sunday to report that her husband had been shot in their home. The victim was transported to Porter Hospital in Middlebury with life-threatening injuries.

Troopers investigating the shooting were led to Foley's home. Police say officers attempted to create a perimeter around the home, as Foley would not leave the residence. In a statement, police said the officers were shot "in an attempt to establish contact with the suspect." Both troopers were struck in the head with shotgun pellets and sustained non-life threatening wounds.

One trooper has since been treated and released. The other trooper was transported to Fletcher Allen Medical Center and will receive additional medical treatment.

Police were able to re-establish contact with Foley by phone, who eventually agreed to leave his residence. He remains in custody.

In a statement, police said "charges are forthcoming. At this time, the names of the male victim and troopers are being withheld per protocol."

Updated Sunday, April 6 at 2:15 p.m. to reflect new information from the Vermont State Police.

Updated Sunday, April 6 at 8:55 p.m. to name suspect.

Annie Russell was VPR's Deputy News Director. She came to VPR from NPR's Weekends on All Things Considered and WNYC's On The Media. She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School.
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