Police cite Bristol man whom they shot

BRISTOL — A Bristol man who was shot by state troopers last month during a confrontation outside his home has been cited for multiple offenses. 
Greg West, 28, was cited for two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of reckless endangerment and one count of interference with access to emergency services, according to a Jan. 10 press release issued by Vermont State Police. 
West, who is still receiving treatment for his injuries at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, is scheduled to answer the charge in Addison County Superior Court, Criminal Division, on Feb. 24 at 12:30 p.m. 
On Dec. 3, a relative of West’s called 911 and reported that he was intoxicated, threatening and had damaged their home on Lower Notch Road in Bristol. The caller also reported that West had a shotgun and that there were “several children” inside the home. 
Troopers Robert Helm and Matthew Hood of the VSP New Haven barracks, along with Bristol police officer Jori Fairbanks, responded to the residence, where they encountered West outside, armed with a shotgun. 
Despite police efforts to de-escalate the situation, West refused to drop the shotgun, and the troopers fired multiple rounds from their patrol rifles, striking West multiple times, according to state police. Helm, Hood and Fairbanks immediately rendered first aid to West, who was later airlifted to UVM Medical Center. 
Helm and Hood remain on administrative duty until the completion of an incident review by the Attorney General’s Office and the Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office. 

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