NY Man Accused of Assault Before Fatal Vermont Shooting

Police say Jerry Ramirez of Brooklyn, New York, is accused of hitting a woman in the head before the shooting death of Vincent Keithan in St. Johnsbury, Vermont; no charges have been filed in Keithan's death

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An arrest warrant has been issued for a Brooklyn, New York, man accused of aggravated assault before a fatal shooting in a parking lot outside a hospital in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, police said.

The man, identified by Vermont State Police as 35-year-old Jerry Ramirez, is in custody in New York after a vehicle pursuit, will be extradited to Vermont to face charges, authorities said.

He is accused of shooting a woman in the head inside a vehicle parked in a lot outside the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital on Tuesday morning, police said.

The investigation into the shooting death of Vincent Keithan is ongoing, police said. No charges have been filed.

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