Arrest warrant issued for attempted murder following Morrisville shooting

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MORRISVILLE — The Vermont State Police has obtained an arrest warrant for Henry Lovell, 24, of Morrisville, in connection with the Thursday night shooting and related incidents in town.

Late Friday, a Vermont Superior Court judge signed a warrant for Lovell on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, first-degree aggravated domestic assault, first-degree unlawful restraint, criminal threatening, and violation of conditions of release.

Lovell is accused of firing a shotgun at Morristown police officer Brian Tomlinson, who was responding to a domestic disturbance call.

Tomlinson was struck by pellets from Lovell’s shotgun but did not sustain any serious injuries.

At this time, it is unknown whether Lovell was struck by any of the rounds fired by Tomlinson after the officer came under fire.

As of 12:20 a.m. Saturday, Lovell remains at large.

The warrant orders Lovell jailed without bail upon his arrest.

Search and investigative efforts are planned to continue through the night.

Members of the public should expect a continued substantial law-enforcement presence in and around Morrisville.

The authorities also request that anyone in Morrisville, especially people in downtown west of Pleasant Street, who might have video showing the area after 8:45 p.m. Thursday contact local police.

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