• Police: Man struck by 2 police bullets
    October 09,2012
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    Police: Man struck by 2 police bullets

    MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police say a Vermont man, who said he wanted to commit “suicide by cop,” was struck by two bullets fired by police officers during an extended gunfight.

    At first police had said they didn’t know if 57-year-old George Demarais was killed by a police bullet of if he shot himself on Thursday in a wooded area behind his home on Vermont 116.

    Chief Tom Hanley told the Burlington Free Press on Monday that the medical examiner said there were two gunshot wounds and they were not self-inflicted.

    Hanley said Desmarius, a former prison guard, had planned for the shootout for weeks. He said he had taped his last will and testament on the front door and donated his pet cats to an animal shelter.

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    The Church Women United Interfaith Breakfast will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Youth Center of Grace Congregational Church with Jim Davidson of Rutland Historical Society as guest speaker.

    A $5 donation is appreciated.

    For more information, call 773-7356.

    — Staff and wire reports
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