Thursday, August 21, 2014
"TOWNSHEND, VT — Vermont State Police are investigating an incident that left two people dead.
"Police said they received a 911 call around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday from a Grafton Road residence requesting help. The dispatcher said they heard what they believed to be gunshots while on the phone. The call then ended abruptly by the caller, according to police.
"Police from the Brattleboro Barracks responded to the residence and found a male, identified as 26-year-old Shane Brodeur, deceased outside of an apparent gunshot wound. A female, identified as 20-year-old Katelyn McFadden, was found unresponsive inside the residence of an apparent gunshot wound, police said.
"McFadden was transported to Grace Cottage Hospital and then airlifted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Police said she later succumbed to her injuries.
"The autopsy and subsequent investigation revealed McFadden died of a gunshot wound to the head and a second gunshot injury to the neck. The cause of death was determined to be a gunshot wound to the head, and the manner of death was homicide.
"The autopsy and investigation into Brodeur's death revealed Brodeur died as a result of a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, and the manner of death was a suicide.
"The investigation revealed Brodeur was responsible for McFadden's gunshot wounds before fatally injuring himself. Police said Brodeur made the initial 911 call regarding disagreements between himself and McFadden.
"Police said Brodeur and McFadden were in a relationship and lived together at the Grafton Road residence."