Suspect caught in Monday evening shooting in Bristol

State and Bristol police secure the scene outside a North Street home in Bristol Monday evening where a 14-year-old was shot and killed. Independent photo/John Flowers

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct Husssein Mohamed’s town of residence; state police originally provided incorrect information.

BRISTOL — A 14-year-old Burlington youth is being charged with shooting and killing a 14-year-old Shelburne boy in Bristol Monday night.

Vermont State Police on Tuesday morning said they had arrested Hussein Mohamed in connection with the fatal shooting Monday evening of Madden Gouveia outside a North Street home.

Mohamed will be arraigned on a charge of second-degree murder today. The Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office is charging Mohamed as an adult.

He is expected to appear for arraignment at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the Criminal Division of Vermont Superior Court in Middlebury.

State police allege that Mohamed was in sitting in the rear, passenger-side seat of a vehicle parked outside a home on Bristol’s North Street in Bristol on Monday evening when he used a handgun to shoot Gouveia, who was sitting in the front passenger seat.

Police received a call at about 7:20 p.m. Monday reporting that a shooting had occurred outside a home on North Street near the intersection with Plank Road. First responders found the victim, later identified as Gouveia, critically injured and rendered aid before transporting him by ambulance to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Preliminary work by investigators indicated this was an isolated incident, and authorities assured that there was no danger to the broader community. Detectives believe there is no link between this shooting and any other recent homicide or suspicious death investigation in Vermont.

An autopsy is expected to occur in the following days at the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington to determine the cause and manner of the victim’s death.

This investigation is continuing and it involves members of the Vermont State Police Major Crime Unit, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Field Force Division, Crime Scene Search Team and Victim Services Unit. Bristol police are providing assistance.

Anyone with information that could assist investigators in this case is asked to call the Vermont State Police in New Haven at 802-388-4919. Tips also may be submitted anonymously online at

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