Burlington man charged in downtown stabbing death

A memorial to murder victim Abubakar Sharrif sits outside Piesanos in Burlington on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger A Burlington m...

December 15, 2022
2:24 AM

A memorial to murder victim Abubakar Sharrif sits outside Piesanos in Burlington on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger A Burlington man has been charged in the stabbing death of 23-year-old Abubakar Sharrif, the Burlington Police Department said in a press release Thursday night. Von 'Red' Simmonds, 40, was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with second-degree murder, police said. He is being held without bail at Northwest State Correctional Facility in St. Albans. Simmonds is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday at the Chittenden County Superior Courthouse.

Jeralyn Darling