Man arrested in connection with fatal shooting in Vermont

This booking photo provided by the Vermont State Police on Wednesday March 18, 2020, shows Francis Phelps. Phelps, who was arrested in connection with a shooting in Royalton, was expected to be arraigned in White River Junction, Vt. on charges of second-degree murder, aggravated assault with a weapon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police arrested a man in connection with a shooting in Royalton that left one man dead and injured another.

Police on Wednesday said Francis Phelps, 29, of Royalton, was arrested following the shooting Tuesday at a home on Route 14.

Phelps was expected to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon in White River Junction on charges of second-degree murder, aggravated assault with a weapon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. It wasn't immediately known if he had a lawyer.

Police said an autopsy of the victim, George Sun, 41, of Royalton, determined that he died of a gunshot wound to the torso. They said Dakota Fielder, 26, remained hospitalized at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He was in fair condition.

Police said Sun and Fielder were involved in a dispute with Phelps and another man, who was staying at the home.

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