Assault charge dismissed against man in Windsor drug stakeout


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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vermont — Prosecutors have dropped an assault charge against a Vermont man who was shot by a Windsor police officer after he allegedly drove his vehicle toward the officer during a drug stakeout.

Windsor County Deputy State's Attorney David Cahill said authorities may file additional charges against Jorge Burgos, 34, of White River Junction.

Cahill said Burgos' behavior, as well as the Nov. 16 shooting, are still under investigation by Vermont State Police. The case is also being reviewed by the Windsor County State's Attorney's Office and the office of the Vermont Attorney General.

"When we requested the arrest warrant, we only had one document to review — a single police affidavit," Cahill wrote in an email Monday to The Valley News, ( "Since that time it has become apparent that a more complex and detailed investigation is unfolding, and we'd like to see that investigation through before rushing to judgment."

Burgos has been discharged from the hospital after being treated for gunshot wounds to an arm. It's unclear where he is now.

A police affidavit said the shooting happened while police were acting on a tip about a drug deal.

Burgos allegedly accelerated toward an officer, who fired, hitting Burgos in the arm. Burgos fled and was arrested in New Hampshire.

Information from: Lebanon Valley News,

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