Mayor’s Office

Statement in Response to Arrest of Second Individual Involved in Homicide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2020
Contact: Olivia LaVecchia
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Statement in Response to Arrest of Second Individual Involved in Homicide

 

Burlington, VT – Today, the Burlington Police Department announced the arrest of a second individual involved in the April 26, 2020 homicide on North Avenue. In response, Mayor Miro Weinberger released the following statement:

“Two weeks ago, a 38-year-old Burlingtonian named Steven Martin died in an exchange of gunfire on North Avenue. In the days since, our Burlington Police Department has worked relentlessly with State and Federal partners to collect evidence, identify witnesses and suspects, build cases, and find and arrest both individuals. While only one suspect has been charged with homicide in State court at this point, we anticipate the second individual will be arraigned on similar charges in the near future. For now, he is in custody on other State and Federal charges and is not a danger to the public.

“I am grateful to our officers for putting in many long days and nights on this case, and appreciative, as always, for the dedication and skill of our Police Department. These kinds of tragedies don’t happen often here in Burlington, but when they do, we work relentlessly to bring them to resolution and seek justice.”

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Press Release Date: 
05/08/2020
City Department: 
Mayor's Office