Suspect caught in Bennington homicide

A person has been arrested in connection with a homicide in Bennington, Vt.

Police say Elliot Russell was taken into custody around 3 p.m. Thursday, in Hoosick Falls. Russell was arrested on New York charges – but no other details are available at this time.

The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday outside the Green Mountain Power substation on Route 9, say police.

Police and first responders found a man who had been shot. They tried to save him, but it was too late.

Police say the victim, Ulysses Ivey, was the one to call 911 and identified Elliot Russell as the shooter.

When Bennington police responded, they found Ivey with a gunshot wound. However, Ivey died on scene after rescue workers attempted to give aid.

Lieutenant Camillo Grande says this was a targeted event, and they are still working on a motive.

“I think that the detectives believe that these two individuals met there for some reason,” said Grande. “What that reason is is not determined at this point.”