An arrest warrant with a $50,000 bail requirement was issued for a New York man tied to a shooting

An arrest warrant with a $50,000 bail requirement was issued for a New York man tied to a shooting earlier this week in the parking lot at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury. The criminal charge filed against Jerry Ramirez, 35, of Brooklyn, N.Y., is not for the shooting of Vincent Keithan, 44, of St. Johnsbury, who died in the NVRH parking lot on Tuesday morning. Ramirez is charged with aggravated assault. He is accused of hitting Allison Roslund, 41, in the head. The charge is a felony-level offense with a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Det. Sgt. Francis LaBombard, with the Vermont State Police Major Crime Unit, filed a four-page affidavit in support of the warrant to arrest Ramirez that documents the sequence of events that led up to and followed the shooting of Keithan.  At the St. Johnsbury State Police Barracks, he learned from Lt. Jason Letourneau that a 911 call was taken at 3:37 a.m. from Ashley Roslund, 37, who reported that Keithan and Allison Roslund were in a Volvo sedan and may have kidnapped Ashlee Lee, 30. About 4:05 a.m. another 911 call from Ashley Roslund reported that there were “two sets of drug dealers” at Allison Roslund’s home in Wheelock. The drug dealers, Ashley Roslund reported, had shotguns and fentanyl and “she was in fear for her life.” At the time she was in the Volvo with Lee and Keithan outside NVRH. At about 8:50 a.m. state police and St. Johnsbury Police went to the hospital for the reported shooting. VSP Sgt. Lyle Decker located Keithan on the ground with a gunshot wound. Keithan was pronounced dead at the scene. Allison Roslund said she left the home with Lee and Keithan and first drove to Newark before driving to the parking lot at NVRH. While in the parking lot, Allison Roslund told police, a silver Jeep arrived and “Mike” and “Ryan” got out of the Jeep.. Allison Roslund was shown a picture of Ramirez by police and she said that Ramirez is “Mike.” She told police that Keithan then got out of the car and started running away and “Mike” got out and chased him. She said she lost sight of the men, then heard a gunshot “and she knew Keithan was gone.”  The Jeep information was shared with law enforcement agencies, and at 4:36 p.m. on Tuesday New York State Police found it traveling southbound on the Taconic State Parkway in Milan, N.Y. The vehicle didn’t stop and accelerated to speeds over 100 mph. New York State Trooper Ryan Disher initiated the pursuit, which continued until N.Y. State Police deployed spike strips in the roadway. The vehicle stopped in Clinton, N.Y. Trooper Disher said two African American males got out of the Jeep and ran into the woods. Multiple law enforcement officials converged on the area and found both men, identified as Ramirez, and Shawn Gadsen, 36. Zaleski was asked about Gadsen and whether he is connected to the scene outside NVRH. She was also asked if Ramirez is considered a suspect in the homicide of Keithan. Her response was that the investigation is ongoing. She did credit law enforcement for their efforts.

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