Burlington man dies after suicide attempt at NSCF

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ST. ALBANS — Authorities are investigating the death of a 29-year-old man from Burlington who had been incarcerated at Northwest State Correctional Facility.

The Department of Corrections notified police that Shawn Gero had suffered life-threatening injuries in an apparent suicide attempt inside the facility at around 9:30 p.m. on Monday.

Department of Corrections staff attempted life-saving measures, and emergency medical services were contacted and transported Gero to Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans.

He was transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.

He was later pronounced dead at UVMMC.

An autopsy will be performed at the Vermont Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington to determine the cause and manner of death.

Gero had been in custody since his arrest on charges of felony domestic assault in December.

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