Shooting suspect turns himself in to police
By Brent Curtis
Rutland Police are investigating a gunshot fired this afternoon during a fight on Summer Street.
It's unclear if anyone was injured during the shooting, although Rutland Police Sgt. John Sly said there was no blood evidence at the scene to indicate that the bullet struck someone.
Details about the shooting, which was called in at at about 5:15 p.m., are unclear.
But Sly said the man who fired the gun has turned himself in and the 9 mm firearm has been recovered.
“He knew we would be coming and he knew we would be looking for him so he turned himself in at the Sheriff's Department,” Sly said referring to the Rutland County Sheriff's Department on Grove Street just around the corner from the scene of the shooting.
Police aren't identifying the shooter, who is being interviewed at the Rutland Police Department and had not been charged with a crime as of 6 p.m.
The identity of the woman who police say was targeted by the man is also being withheld and Sly said police are still trying to locate her.
The man who police have in custody said that the incident began when the woman assaulted him while he was seated in his truck, making a phone call from a parking lot at the intersection of Summer and Maple streets.
The man said he stepped out of his vehicle as the fight continued and he drew and fired a semiautomatic pistol he had with him. After firing the shot, the man said he drove to the Sheriff's Department and turned himself in.
Witnesses told police that the woman climbed into the back of a white SUV and was driven from the scene by two other people.
Sly said police know the identities of the woman and the other two occupants of the SUV and are attempting to locate them.