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Police, suspect exchange gun fire on Granger Street

RUTLAND - On Nov. 8, at approximately 9:58 p.m., Officer Frank Post and Corp. Andrew Todd of the Rutland City Police Department stopped a suspicious vehicle on Granger Street. As these officers spoke to the occupants in the vehicle, one of the officers observed what appeared to be a handgun in the waistband of one of the male occupants.

The officer ordered the male to step out of his vehicle, at which time the male suspect fled the scene on foot. Post pursued the suspect with his police dog. During this foot pursuit, a single gunshot was heard coming from the direction of the suspect. Post, the pursuing officer, returned fire, but the suspect was able to escape the area. Shortly thereafter, the suspect was located at a residence in Rutland City and was apprehended by the Rutland City Police Department.

Chief Anthony Bossi of the Rutland City Police requested that the Vermont State Police conduct an investigation into this incident. Detectives from the Vermont State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation D Troop were called in to conduct this investigation.

The suspect has been identified as Tyshawn L. Plowden, age 22, of Brooklyn, N.Y. The suspect was charged with aggravated assault with other charges to potentially follow. The Rutland County State's Attorney Office in coordination with the attorney general's office will be conducting an investigative review of this case.

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