Vito Caselnova

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Service Record

Rutland County Vermont Sheriff's Office

Rank Deputy
Dates of Service Part-time[1]
Last Known Status Administrative Leave

Incident Reports

2022 Off-Duty Shooting

News report with surveillance footage

On November 20, 2022, Caselnova was off-duty at a bar in New York and got into an altercation with a group of other people. Caselnova and another person exchanged gunfire.[2]

Police responded and shot Caselnova when he refused to drop his weapon.[2]

The incident was captured by a surveillance system and responding officers' body-worn cameras.

Body-worn camera footage

Response Timeline

Caselnova was placed on unpaid administrative leave.[1]

On March 28, 2023, Caselnova was charged with second degree attempted murder, first degree assault, second degree menacing, second degree reckless endangerment, possession of a firearm in a sensitive location, two counts of possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device, and second degree harassment.[3]

Caselnova pleaded not guilty.[4]

On May 2, 2023, a grand jury indicted Caselnova on attempted murder, includes assault, reckless endangerment, menacing, harassment, and possessing a firearm in a "sensitive location".[5]

On May 2, 2023, Caselnova pleaded not guilty.[5]

Caselnova Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) was found to be .132%, above the legal limit of .08%.[6]

On September 20, 2023, a judge dismissed the charges, agreeing with Caselnova's lawyers that the prosecutor did not properly instruct the grand jury. The prosecutor could submit the charges to a new grand jury.[6]

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