Bristol man shot by police facing charges

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BRISTOL — Police say a 28-year-old man from Bristol critically injured in an officer-involved shooting last month will face charges.

Authorities have identified the man who was shot as Greg West.

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

Police say at about 9:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 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.

Police also say 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 residence.

They encountered West on the 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.

West ultimately 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 then immediately 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.

West underwent surgery and was in critical but stable condition.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the incident, from the domestic violence that is alleged to have occurred prior to police involvement, through circumstances surrounding the officer-involved shooting.

West is charged with 2 counts of aggravated assault, 2 counts of reckless endangerment, and 1 count of interference with access to emergency services.