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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Police investigating homicide in Brownington, suspect in custody

UPDATE: Vermont State Police detectives are identifying Rick Vreeland, 53, of Brownington, as the deceased victim in the homicide at 3003 Pepin Road this morning.

BROWNINGTON — Police say that at approximately 10:19 a.m. they received a call about a shooting victim at 3003 Pepin Road in Brownington.

Troopers were dispatched and discovered one victim deceased on the ground outside on the property. They say through investigation an alleged shooter was identified and taken into custody.

That person was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Police say they have determined that the suspect and victim knew each other, and have had past disputes. The nature of those disputes are being investigated.

The scene of the incident has been secured and detectives with Troop-B BCI and the Vermont State Police Major Crime Unit have begun processing the scene.

Newport Dispatch News will update this story as more information is released.

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