Man shot by troopers after chase

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BARTON (AP) - Police say a man was shot by two state troopers in Vermont after he allegedly stole a vehicle and led officers on a chase before reportedly ramming two police cruisers.

The suspect, 27-year-old Eric Jackson of Lyndonville, Vermont, was listed in stable condition Wednesday morning at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Police said he was wanted on escape status from the Department of Corrections; further information was not immediately available.

Police said the vehicle was taken shortly after 2 a.m. from a home on U.S. Route 5 in Sutton. After a lengthy pursuit, the vehicle stopped in Barton, changed directions by accelerating in reverse and repeatedly rammed two state police cruisers. Two troopers discharged their weapons; they were not hurt. They were placed on administrative leave


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