Tag Archives: BB gun

Local News
January 24, 2018

Suspect in standoff had a BB gun

By Alan J. Keays/VTDigger

MONTPELIER—State police say that a pistol a man displayed during a standoff, Jan. 16, on a field at Montpelier High School, prompting nine officers to open fire and kill him, was a BB gun.

A day after the shooting, police said…

State News
December 21, 2017

Prosecutors clear troopers in fatal shooting of man pointing BB gun

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

Prosecutors have cleared five state police troopers of criminal wrongdoing in a fatal shooting that followed a lengthy standoff in Poultney.

A big factor in that decision, according to the prosecutors, was the misleading appearance of a weapon Michael Battles pointed…