Vermont Police ID Man Shot, Killed by Deputy in Winooski

Police believe Jesse Beshaw was carrying gun

Vermont State Police have identified the man shot and killed by a deputy in Winooski on Friday afternoon.

Authorities said police were trying to arrest 29-year-old Jesse Beshaw on a warrant for several charges when he ran away.

Officers had reason to believe Beshaw was carrying a gun and when they caught up with him, he allegedly approached police with his hand behind his back.

Investigators said Deputy Nicolas Palmier, 31, of the Franklin County Sheriff's Department, opened fire, hitting Beshaw 6 times and grazing him a seventh time in the torso and head area.

The Chittenden County State's attorney and attorney general will review body camera footage to help determine if Palmier's actions were legally justified.

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