KILLINGTON — Police said a man shot himself in the chest at a traffic stop Tuesday.

According to the Rutland County Sheriff’s Department, a deputy stopped a male on Route 4 for a traffic violation. The male told the deputy that he was on his way to a cemetery to kill himself and asked the deputy to shoot him. The male had a short rifle beside him. The deputy called for backup and talked to the male. A Killington police officer then showed up and the two officers attempted to talk to the male. The male then shot himself with the rifle in the upper-right area of his chest.

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Liz Bird

"The male"?? What world do we live in where descriptions are so feared? Why not "the person", or how about the "breathing human"? Next, it will be "an entity" was stopped on route 4...

Brownsnew2VT

Or we all have chip the officer scans the chip ...all done.

steampunksinner

I drove by while he was being arrested(?) Never shouldve tried the death by cop, Grieving is one thing but theres easier ways to get it out than ending up in the psych ward for crazy actions… Get help. You’re worth it guy. Maybe not now but you will be when you’re better..

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