Shots fired into Newport home, arrests follow, police seeking shooter

Multiple shots were fired into a home on Thursday night in Newport, and city police have arrested four people in connection with that case. They are also looking for a black male of average height and build named “Ty” who is believed to have been the shooter.

Newport police received multiple calls at around 5:15 p.m. Thursday, August 25 reporting possible gunshots in the area of Third Street and Prospect Street. Upon initial investigation, responding officers learned that multiple shots had been fired into a three-family property on Third Street.

Several people were inside at the time, but no one was reported hurt. Newport officers spoke with Kellie Peters and Justin Peters who live at the address, during the initial investigation.

Officers also spoke with another resident, Jonathan Letourneau, who they say was uncooperative and blocked their path as they attempted to enter. He allegedly became aggressive toward officers and was arrested after a brief struggle.

During a routine patrol later Thursday evening, deputies from the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department stopped a car in which Gina Truszkowski was a passenger in North Troy. Truszkowski was arrested and charged in connection with the shooting based on a subsequent interview with Newport Police.

Letourneau has been charged with aiding in the commission of a felony, impeding public officers, and resisting arrest. Kellie Peters has been charged with larceny from a person. Justin Peters has been charged with aiding in the commission of a felony. Truszkowski has been charged with accessory after the fact.

Police are searching for the man believed to be the shooter.

He is a black male of average build and height, with curly black hair, and answers to “Ty” or “Tyler.” He was last seen wearing blue pants, a white hooded pullover, and dark-colored shoes with white soles.

Chief Bingham is asking anyone with information regarding this case to call 802-334-6733.

Republished from Newport Dispatch

Categories: Crime

2 replies »

  1. The Newport police are to be commended for giving a concise description of the person they are on the lookout for. That is obviously helpful when they seek the public’s help. Many other jurisdictions in Vermont put political correctness ahead of public safety by leaving out obvious and distinguishing physical characteristics of alleged perpetrators, because they have been led to believe that it is more important to not hurt sensitive peoples’ feewings than it is to offer the public information which may prevent further mayhem. There may be repercussions for this police department so they should be prepared to offer apologies and to change their policies.

  2. Seriously, we can vent our concerns here and to state authorities, but I pray you will consider joining the 1 min 9pm prayer time. England relized they needed God’s help in WWII and undertook this 1 min. daily prayer habit. It’s time to engage Vermonters in a similar battle strategy. God is greater. Let’s pray He reveals this – soon!

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