BURLINGTON — A stolen handgun used in a downtown shooting in Burlington in September was traded for drugs and later taken to Pennsylvania so it could be used about a week later in a second shooting by a dangerous felon, according to a federal prosecutor in Vermont. The disclosure came as Talbert “T” Hill, 43, of Philadelphia, asked in U.S. District Court in Burlington this week to be released on conditions and return to his home state while he resolves various federal drug charges. Hill is named in a criminal complaint filed in federal court by a Burlington Police detective assigned to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force in Vermont. Two others are facing federal drug charges, while a fourth person is charged in a two-count indictment in U.S. District Court stemming from the gun used in the Burlington shooting, which did not injure anybody.
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