Vermont State Police reported on Monday that details of a shooting over six weeks ago that left a Danville man dead are limited because it’s still being investigated. On Aug. 5, Wayne Payton, 50, was killed in an exchange of gunfire with Tellurian Surles, 23, of Danville. State police reported the incident on Aug. 6 and noted that Payton and Tellurian lived in the same house on the North Danville Road. Police said Payton died after being shot in the head and that it was a homicide. Police reported that there had been a “dispute” between the two prior to the shooting. Surles was taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center via helicopter. Surles had been shot in the torso. The shooting took place in the garage, and each man was armed with a handgun. Capt. Dunlap said he was limited in the information he could share publicly because the investigation is ongoing. He said he could not comment on what the dispute between Surles and Payton was about.
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