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State Police Continue Investigation into East Calais Shooting

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by Gazette Staff

CALAIS – At approximately 11:45 p.m. on December 4, Vermont State Police (VSP) received a report that a man had been shot in East Calais. The incident started an investigation that has produced several updates, but which remains unresolved.

In its initial report, at 5:20 a.m., on December 5, VSP noted the details of the incident and reported that the victim had been transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center. The report said that the victim “is currently being treated and unresponsive. The injuries are not believed to be life threatening at this time.”

An update, issued at 10:05 p.m. the same day, stated that VSP was continuing its investigation, that the victim remained at the UVM hospital, and that the VSP were working to identify the victim. The update continued: “As part of the investigation, detectives have sought to speak with Deborah Hemmings, 71, of Calais, who is a possible witness or individual with information regarding the shooting. Investigators have been unable to locate Ms. Hemmings and are now asking for the public’s assistance.”

In a follow-up report, released at 1:15 a.m. on December 6, VSP reported that it had located and spoken to Hemmings, and that it had “been able to identify the victim in this incident as Dylan Aaron Douglas, 29, of Windsor, Conn. He remains hospitalized Wednesday night at UVMMC, where his condition is stable.  Detectives continue to believe that this was an isolated incident, and there is no danger to the general public. Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the state police in Berlin or provide an anonymous tip online.

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