Burlington Police Respond to Disturbance at Roosevelt Park


Burlington Police arrived at Roosevelt Park in Burlington, Vermont after multiple calls reporting a large fight and possible gunshots.

Around 3 a.m., police dispatch received calls from neighbors of a large group fighting in Roosevelt Park. As law enforcement began to arrive, more calls came in reporting possible gun fire.

Police found numerous people loitering in the park and recovered a .40 caliber shell casing. Officers interviewed witnesses and learned two women fought and had been surrounded by a group that contributed to the disorder.

The women were identified as Aubrie Cora, 20, and Paris Laplant, 20. The pair allegedly made an arrangement to converge at the park to fight. After some time during the altercation, Laplant backed away and entered a vehicle belonging to Chadd A. Quirk, 22, of Burlington.

Quirk allegedly fired a single round into the air from the driver’s window. Quirk, Laplant and another female fled the scene.

Officers tracked down Quirk’s vehicle at Laplant’s residence in South Burlington and arrested Quirk. Quirk’s criminal history includes 11 charges with no convictions and dozens of police incidents as an arrestee and person of interest.

The Burlington Police department ask the public for assistance regarding any information about the incident at Roosevelt Park. They are asked to call Officer Chang of the Burlington Police at 658-2271 or call 911.

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