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Deputy Who Shot Unarmed Suspect Was Fired From 2 Prior Jobs

The Burlington Free Press reports 31-year-old Nicholas Palmier was let go from the Winooski Police Department in 2010 and subsequently the St. Albans Police Department two years later

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Public records show the sheriff's deputy who fatally shot an unarmed suspect in Winooski, Vermont, earlier this month was previously dismissed from two other law enforcement agencies in the state. 

The Burlington Free Press reports 31-year-old Nicholas Palmier was let go from the Winooski Police Department in 2010 and subsequently the St. Albans Police Department two years later. 

It's unclear why Palmier was discharged from the Winooski Police Department. He was terminated in St. Albans after failing to include information in a report that later proved to be important to an investigation. 

State police say the Franklin County deputy sheriff shot 29-year-old Jesse Beshaw six times and grazed him with a seventh shot on Sept. 16 after the unarmed suspect advanced on him. 

Palmier didn't return requests seeking comment.

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