Middlebury man shot and in fair condition; police look for shooter

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police are on the lookout for a man who shot 65-year-old Bernard Kimball outside his apartment on Jackson Lane in Middlebury a little after 1 a.m. on Saturday morning.
Police received a report of the shooting at 1:12 a.m. on April 20. Kimball was taken to Fletcher Allen Health Care for treatment of a single gunshot wound, where he underwent surgery.
On Sunday afternoon he was listed in fair condition, according to hospital officials. Fletcher Allen’s website explained that a patient described as in “fair condition” has vital signs that are stable and within normal limits, that the patient is conscious but may be uncomfortable, and that “indicators are favorable.”
On Saturday Middlebury Police Detective Kris Bowdish notified the media that the local authorities were looking for a shooter described as a young man between 17 and 19 years old, about six feet tall with a thin to average build and a goatee. The suspect was described as wearing blue jeans and a dark-colored vest. He was accompanied by two other people at the time of the shooting, though no description of them was given to the police.
All three were last seen by Kimball running south on Jackson Lane, and had left the scene by the time police arrived at the scene. Jackson Lane is parallel to the railroad tracks just east of Seymour Street Extension near Wright Park.
Bowdish said preliminary investigation showed no increased risk to the public for further violence.
Investigation of the shooting is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Middlebury Police Department at 802-388-3191 or Det. Bowdish by email at [email protected].

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