Following an autopsy performed Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the Vermont Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington, the Vermont State Police has identified victim of Monday’s homicide in Rutland City as Jonathan Naranjo, 26, of Brooklyn, New York.
The autopsy determined the cause of death to be gunshot wounds to the torso and upper extremity, and the manner of death to be a homicide. Initial investigation by the Vermont State Police and Rutland City Police department indicates the victim appears to have been targeted. No one is currently in custody.
At about 4:15 p.m., Rutland City police received a call reporting a motor vehicle crash in the area of State Street and Cleveland Avenue. A second call reported a shooting in the area. When Rutland City police arrived on scene, officers located a deceased male – Naranjo – with a vehicle that was involved in a crash.
The investigation remains active and ongoing and involves members of VSP’s Major Crime Unit, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Crime Scene Search Team, Field Force Division and Victim Services Unit. The Rutland City Police Department is providing assistance.