2 Vermont troopers, man shot in Leicester

LEICESTER, Vt. (AP) — A man entered his neighbor’s home and shot him in the head then wounded two state troopers who responded to the 911 call, Vermont State Police said Sunday.

Timothy Foley, 47, was taken into custody around 6 a.m. Sunday after firing on state police, investigators said. He was charged with four counts of attempted murder.

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The wounded neighbor was hospitalized in stable condition, according to police. The two wounded troopers were struck in the head by shotgun pellets but suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The incident started around 3 a.m. when a woman called 911 to say that she and her husband had been in bed when someone entered their home and shot the husband in the head, according to police.

Troopers were led to Foley’s home across the street. After they spoke to Foley by phone, police say he fired at the officers from inside the house.

After the shooting, the state police hostage negotiation team was able to speak with Foley by phone and persuade him to leave the home. He agreed and was taken into custody without further incident.

One trooper was treated at a hospital and released and the other was admitted.

After questioning, police said Foley was charged with two counts of attempted aggravated murder for firing at the on-duty troopers and two counts of attempted murder for firing inside his neighbors’ home. He was being held on $100,000 bail and expected to be arraigned Monday.

It was unclear whether Foley had a lawyer.

Authorities have not released the names of the victim or the troopers involved.