NEWPORT, VERMONT — Chief Travis R. Bingham reports that the individual suspected of shooting a man Nov. 30 has been arrested.
JAQUAN FLINTROY, AGE 26, OF HARTFORD, CONN. was arrested and charged with Attempted Murder for his role in the Nov. 30 shooting, as well as federal drug and firearms charges.
FLINTROY was apprehended without incident this morning at a residence in Westmore through a joint effort by Newport Police, U.S. Marshals, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, the Vermont Drug Task Force, U.S. Border Patrol and Homeland Security Investigations.
On Monday, Nov. 30, at 11:30 a.m., Newport Police responded to the Waterfront Plaza parking lot, near 187 Waterfront Plaza, for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim, DONTA FLOWERS SR., AGE 44, OF HARTFORD, CONN., who had suffered a gunshot wound to his leg. Through a subsequent investigation, Newport Police identified FLINTROY as the suspected shooter.
“I want to thank all of the law enforcement partners who contributed to bringing this suspect into custody today for their commitment to this investigation since this incident occurred,” Chief Bingham said.
FLINTROY is currently being held at the Northwest Correctional Facility in St. Albans, and is expected to be arraigned in federal court in Burlington. Additional inquiries should be directed to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.