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Update: Deadly Alburgh hunting dispute

Autopsies were performed Monday, Nov. 29, at the Vermont Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington on the two men, who were killed in an exchange of gunfire late Saturday in Alburgh.

The cause of death for Larry P. Cameron, 41, of Alburgh was determined to be a gunshot wound of the torso, and the manner of death is homicide.

The cause of death for David Mohamed, 51, of Alburgh was determined to be gunshot wounds of the torso, and the manner of death is homicide.

Vermont State Police investigators have determined that the escalating feud between Mohamed and Devin Cameron, 27, of Alburgh over access to land for hunting initially led to a fistfight between the men earlier Saturday evening at the Dillanback Bay fishing access in Alburgh. Following that physical altercation, Devin Cameron and Larry Cameron traveled to Larry Cameron’s nearby home on Cameron Drive. A short time later, Mohamed drove to the home, accompanied by two friends in a separate vehicle, 23-year-old and 25-year-old men from North Hero.

Investigators learned that Larry Cameron then came out of the garage area of his home carrying a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun and fired multiple shots into the air in an effort to prompt Mohamed to leave. By this time, Devin Cameron, who was unarmed, had joined Larry Cameron beside the driver’s door of Mohamed’s pickup truck while Mohamed remained seated inside. Mohamed then brandished a .308 rifle. A struggle ensued over the rifle, and there was an exchange of gunfire from the armed men. Mohamed was struck multiple times by rounds from the handgun. Larry Cameron was struck once by a rifle round. Devin Cameron sustained multiple gunshot wounds. He remains hospitalized.

The state police is continuing its investigation into this incident and the circumstances that led up to the shooting. Once complete, the investigation will be reviewed by Grand Isle County State’s Attorney Doug DiSabito to determine whether to file any charges. 

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact the Vermont State Police in St. Albans at 802-524-5993. Tips also may be submitted online anonymously at http://vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.

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