The Vermont State Police has arrested an 18-year-old Staten Islan, NY man on murder and other charges in connection with the November 7, 2022 fatal shooting in Rutland of Jonathan Naranjo, 26, of Brooklyn, New York.
Investigation by VSP following the Nov. 7 homicide identified the shooter as Trayvon Kisling, 18, of Staten Island, New York. Police obtained an arrest warrant for Kisling, and investigators learned earlier this month that Kisling was likely in Vermont.
Shortly after noon Wednesday, March 15, the state police conducted an operation to arrest Kisling. He was located inside a vehicle at a Shell gas station and convenience store in Brandon and taken into custody by members of the Vermont State Police’s Tactical Services Unit. The operation was supported by members of the Vermont Drug Task Force; VSP’s Criminal Field Force divisions, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. No one was injured.
Kisling was transported to the state police barracks in Rutland for processing on charges of first-degree murder, first-degree aggravated domestic assault, and obstruction of justice. Kisling is expected to be arraigned later today in the Criminal Division of Vermont Superior Court in Rutland.
The autopsy determined the cause of Naranjo’s death to be gunshot wounds to the torso and upper extremity, and the manner of death to be a homicide. Initial investigation indicated Naranjo appears to have been targeted.
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.