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Man Arrested, Injuries Result from Two Unrelated Shootings Over the Weekend

Brian McAndrew. Photo courtesy of the Vermont State Police.
WASHINGTON COUNTY — Police arrested one man responsible for one of two apparently unrelated nonfatal shootings that happened over this past weekend — one in Woodbury and one in Waterbury. The other shooting suspect has not been identified. Investigations into both shootings happened late Saturday in Washington County and continued overnight and through the day Sunday, June 19.

The first incident happened around 10:05 p.m. on Dog Pond Road in Woodbury when police got a report of shots fired with injuries resulting. Brian McAndrew, 38, of Woodbury, allegedly shot Andrew Brown, 35, of Lyndonville, in the leg. Initial investigation revealed that Brown went to retrieve a household member who had been threatened by McAndrew earlier in the day. McAndrew allegedly shot Brown when Brown walked up to the front door of the residence. McAndrew was detained by others until police arrived. Brown was first brought to the Central Vermont Medical Center, and then transferred to the University of Vermont Medical Center for treatment. No one else in the Woodbury incident was injured. McAndrew was brought to the state police barracks in Berlin for processing and then lodged at the Northeast Regional Correctional Facility. Police charged McAndrew with attempted second-degree murder and first-degree domestic assault.

The State Police, the Hardwick Police, and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Woodbury scene.

In the second case, James Eggleston, 20, of Hudson Falls, New York was treated for a gunshot wound to the torso at the University of Vermont Medical Center and then released. Eggleston was reportedly among three people in a parked car behind the Gulf station at 1 North Main Street in Waterbury. Around 10:45 p.m., three unknown suspects, who had been described to police as young white men, approached the vehicle on foot and allegedly shot Eggleston in the upper torso, according to a police report. All three suspects — including the one who shot Eggleston — left the area on foot. The other two people in the car were not injured. Detectives believe the shooting was an isolated incident, and there is no threat to the community.

 The investigation into the Waterbury incident is continuing and involves detectives from the Vermont State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation and troopers from the Field Force Division. 

Police continue to ask that anyone with any information about these shootings call the Berlin Barracks at 802-229-9191, or leave an anonymous tip online at https://vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.