BRATTLEBORO — Vermont State Police are investigating a fatal March 30 shooting at on Birge Street.
Tamico Williams, 21, of Hartford, Connecticut, died of gunshot wounds to the torso and the manner of death was a homicide, according to an autopsy completed on April 1 by the Vermont Chief Medical Examiner's Office in Burlington.
According to Brattleboro Police, the department received a 911 call shortly before 8 p.m. reporting the sound of gunfire at a residence at 14 Birge St.
Responding to the call, officers found Williams dead inside an apartment and requested assistance from the Vermont State Police's Crime Scene Search Team and Narcotics Investigation Unit, which arrived the next morning to take over the investigation.
“The investigation into this homicide is continuing, and no one is currently in custody,” state police said in an April 1 news release. “Information that detectives have developed so far indicates the shooting appears to be a targeted act.”
During a March 31 news conference at Brattleboro Police headquarters, Vermont State Police Capt. Scott Dunlap asked the public “if they saw anything in that area last night to please reach out to us or the Brattleboro Police Department.”
“If anybody was in the area and saw a vehicle speed away or anything like that - something that may not seem like much, but that could help us out a lot,” he said.
Dunlap also raised the scenario of people encountering someone who they believe might have been involved in the shooting.
In that situation, people should not approach that person and instead contact the police, he warned.
The Harold Tier apartment building at 14 Birge St. is listed as belonging to PE 2 Housing Limited Partnership. The registered agent for the partnership is the Windham & Windsor Housing Trust (WWHT).
In a WWHT news release on March 31, representatives of the nonprofit organization wrote that “our immediate concern is for the safety and well-being of our residents and neighbors who live in our community.”
“We are cooperating fully with the Brattleboro Police Department and the Vermont State Police on their ongoing investigation of this incident, and we thank all of the responders who work to keep our community safe each day. The Housing Trust reaffirms our commitment to safely housing and serving Windham and Windsor county residents, especially at this time when, more than ever, our services and resources are so desperately needed.”
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Vermont State Police in Westminster at 802-722-4600, or to leave an anonymous tip online at vsp.vermont.gov/tipbusmit.