• Police: Threat lead to shooting
    April 30,2014

    Police: Threat

    lead to shooting

    ESSEX — A Vermont National Guard member threatened family members with a gun before one of them shot and killed him, police said.

    Kryn Miner died of multiple gunshot wounds to his head, neck and torso early Saturday, the state medical examiner’s office said.

    Miner, 44, had suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, police said.

    No arrests have been made, and the people involved in the shooting have been cooperative with law enforcement, Essex Police Chief Bradley LaRose said.

    “The surviving members of the Miner family are victims of an unimaginable set of circumstances,” he said.

    The police investigation’s findings will be presented to the Chittenden County state’s attorney for review, police said.

    Miner was with the Vermont National Guard during its 2010 deployment to Afghanistan. Guard spokesman Maj. Christopher Gookin said Miner held the position of chief warrant officer 2 and was assigned to the headquarters company of the Guard’s 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

    The Guard’s adjutant general, Major Gen. Steve Cray, offered condolences to the Miner family Tuesday.

    “On behalf of the men and women of the Vermont National Guard our thoughts and prayers are with the Miner family,” he said.

    Miner’s funeral is scheduled for Friday at St. Lawrence Church in Essex Junction.

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