Georgia resident shoots intruder in late-night home invasion

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GEORGIA — Vermont State Police are investigating a late-night shooting that left one man critically wounded at a residence on Sand Hill Road.

The incident occurred when 75-year-old homeowner Gordon Richard Sr. reported an attempted home invasion by three armed men on Tuesday at approximately 11:35 p.m.

Richard used a muzzleloader rifle to shoot one of the intruders, identified as 39-year-old Paul E. Brown of Milton and St. Albans, before securing the door and contacting police.

Upon arrival, troopers found Brown injured in a neighboring yard.

He was immediately taken to Northwestern Medical Center and subsequently transferred to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, where he remains in critical condition as of Wednesday afternoon.

Throughout Wednesday, law enforcement has been executing a search warrant at the residence, conducting interviews, and following various leads.

Richard has been cooperating with the ongoing investigation.

As of now, no arrests have been made and no charges filed.

Authorities are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of Richard’s 40-year-old son, Matthew, in connection with the investigation.

The Vermont State Police urges anyone with information to contact the St. Albans Barracks at 802-524-5993 or submit an anonymous tip online.

The investigation is ongoing, and the Vermont State Police will release further details as they become available.

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