Vermont Capital Has First Homicide In Almost A Century

The suspect is still at large.

Police are searching for a man they say is responsible for committing the first murder in Montpelier, Vermont in almost 100 years, the Associated Press reported.

Jayveon Caballero, 29, allegedly shot a man outside an apartment complex in the country’s tiniest capital city on Sunday, after the victim and the suspect had gotten into a bar fight where the victim allegedly assaulted Caballero’s girlfriend.

Caballero escaped town on a bus from Vermont that was headed to New York City. There were several stops along the way that Caballero could have gotten off at, police said.

Caballero’s girlfriend, Desiree Cary, was arrested on charges of dealing heroin and cocaine this weekend shortly after the homicide, according to the Burlington Free Press.

Montpelier has only 7,500 residents. This marks the first murder in the city since the 1920s, when a woman killed her husband, police chief Anthony Facos told the AP.

[Image: Vermont State Police]

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