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Police Identify Suspect In Shooting Outside Burlington Bar

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Police in Vermont have identified the man who allegedly shot a woman in the chest early Monday morning as a bar in downtown Burlington was closing.
Burlington Police say 37-year-old Rashad Nashid fired two shots from a handgun into a crowd of people outside Nectars on Main Street in Burlington at about 2 o’clock Monday morning.  

A passerby pointed out the alleged shooter to a Burlington Police Department sergeant, who confronted  him.  Police say Nashid produced a pistol and was taken into custody without further incident.  

The 26-year-old woman who was shot has no connection to Nashid and is expected to survive.  

Police say the suspect is a convicted felon prohibited from possessing a firearm.

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