An on-duty police officer shot a woman and then himself, Vermont State Police said in a statement as they investigate the deaths.
Police were called to a Barre location at around 2:20 p.m. Monday after the landlord of the house noticed a parked police cruiser from the nearby town of Berlin. Responding officers discovered two bodies.
The preliminary investigation determined that part-time Berlin police officer Jeffrey Strock, 58, of Brookfield, shot and killed Julie Fandino, 51, who lived in the Barre townhome and then killed himself.
Police say they are continuing to investigate the connection between Strock and Fandino.
Strock had worked as an officer with the Berlin Police Department for about 20 years. He also had worked part time as a deputy with the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, police said.
The investigation is continuing.