Man arrested in NYC for Vermont double shooting

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BROOKFIELD — A suspect in the fatal double shooting that occurred in Brookfield, Vermont on May 12, was apprehended in New York City on Saturday, July 22, according to the Vermont State Police.

Devon Dennis, 43, of Hartford, Connecticut, is the suspect in the shooting that left Juan Sierra, 27, dead and Miguel Fuentes, 29, seriously injured. Both victims hailed from Springfield, Massachusetts. After being treated for his injuries, Fuentes has since been discharged from the hospital.

On May 19, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Dennis on charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder connected to the shootings. The investigation has indicated that the shootings were drug-related.

After the shootings, Dennis reportedly fled to Jamaica from Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport on May 13.

On Saturday morning, July 22, Dennis returned to the U.S., landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Upon arrival, he was arrested by officers from Homeland Security Investigations, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the New York City Police Department, the U.S. Marshals Service, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Dennis is currently in custody pending an initial appearance next week in Queens County Criminal Court. He will eventually be extradited back to Vermont to face the charges of murder and attempted murder.

No additional details are available at this time.

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