Bristol man in critical condition after officer involved shooting

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BRISTOL — Police continue to investigate Tuesday night’s shooting that involved two state troopers in Bristol.

Authorities have identified the man who was shot as Greg West, 28, of Bristol.

West is a resident of the Lower Notch Road home where the incident took place.

Investigators say at about 9:50 p.m. a 911 call was placed from a relative of West’s at the Lower Notch Road home.

The caller reported that West was intoxicated, threatening and had damaged the home and that there were several children inside.

The caller also indicated that West had a shotgun.

Two state troopers and an officer with the Bristol Police Department responded to the home.

They encountered West on a steep driveway between the home and Lower Notch Road, police say.

“The troopers and the officer had several verbal exchanges with West, trying to de-escalate the situation, offering to get help for West and encouraging him to put down the shotgun,” a statement issued by police reads.

West allegedly refused to drop the shotgun, and the two troopers fired multiple rounds from their patrol rifles, striking West multiple times.

The troopers and the Bristol officer rendered first aid to West and called an ambulance to the scene.

Rescue crews brought West to a medical helicopter, which airlifted him to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.

Police say he underwent surgery and was in critical but stable condition as of 9 a.m. this morning.

Investigators ask that anyone who might have information about this incident contact the New Haven Barracks at 802-388-4919.