Police search for armed suspect following shooting incident in Morrisville

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MORRISVILLE — The Vermont State Police, Morristown Police Department, Stowe Police Department, and Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department are continuing their search for Henry Lovell, a 24-year-old resident of Morrisville who is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Lovell is the suspect in a shooting incident that occurred on Thursday night in Morrisville, which led to a police officer being injured.

According to reports, the Morristown Police Department responded to a reported kidnapping and domestic disturbance involving Lovell, a family member, and another individual at an apartment near the intersection of Upper Main and Pleasant streets.

Upon arriving at the scene, a Morristown officer was met with gunfire and returned fire, injuring the officer.

Lovell then fled on foot and has not been found since.

As per standard protocol, the Vermont State Police is leading the investigation into this officer-involved shooting, which includes members of the Major Crime Unit, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, and Crime Scene Search Team.

The Morristown Police Department and the Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department are also involved in the investigation.

The search for Lovell continues as schools in the area remain closed for the day.

Residents and businesses are advised to use caution and report any suspicious activity or possible sightings of the suspect to the police immediately.

Lovell is described as 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds, with blond hair, and was last seen wearing a camouflage-style jacket, dark pants, and a red ballcap.

The Vermont State Police is asking anyone with information on Lovell’s possible whereabouts to call the Vermont State Police in Williston at 802-878-7111 or the Morristown Police Department at 802-888-4211.

Anyone who sees a person fitting Lovell’s description should immediately call 911.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and the state police will continue to provide updates as it progresses.

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