Names released of 2 troopers involved in shooting

May 13, 2019
The Vermont State Police is alerting the public about a potentially dangerous individual, Jeremy Potwin, 39, of Bethel, Vt., and asking for tips to help locate Potwin, who is wanted on two arrest warrants - violation of conditions of release, and escape from Probation & Parole - arising from his conviction in 2018 for leaving the scene of a 2017 motor vehicle crash with death resulting in South Royalton. Mr. Potwin also is wanted for questioning in connection with a vehicle pursuit with the Vermont State Police on Friday, May 3, and with an aggravated assault and kidnapping that occurred Thursday, May 9, in Braintree in which he is suspected of assaulting a male associate and discharging a firearm. No one was seriously injured. (Vermont State Police via AP)

TUNBRIDGE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police have released the names of the two troopers involved in the fatal shooting of an armed man following a lengthy manhunt and standoff.

Police say they learned on Saturday that Jeremy Potwin was in a home in Tunbridge holding a woman hostage. They say he fired multiple shots out of the home during a negotiation. Police say Potwin eventually emerged carrying two handguns and pointed one at police. Troopers then fired, striking him fatally.

Police said Monday that the troopers were Sgt. Matthew Tarricone of the St. Johnsbury barracks and Trooper Neil Carey, who is assigned to state police headquarters, special investigations.

Police say Potwin was being sought on two pending arrest warrants and for questioning in a number of crimes. The investigation is continuing.