- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Authorities say a Burlington police officer involved in a drug raid that led to a fatal shooting was wearing a body camera during the incident.

Fifty-six-year-old Kenneth Stephens was shot to death by authorities after police said he aimed a muzzleloader at them during the no-knock raid on Dec. 22.

Court documents said authorities found $2,600 worth of heroin, along with other drugs.

The Burlington Free Press reports (bfpne.ws/1VMgyau) state police detective Sgt. Jacob Zorn said in an affidavit that a Burlington police officer wore a body camera that shows officers approaching Stephen’s home, but not much of what happened during the shooting. Zorn says audio shows several people yelled “police” and “don’t move” as they attempted to enter the apartment.

State police are leading an investigation into the shooting.


Information from: The Burlington Free Press, https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com

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