GRAND ISLE COUNTY, VT. (THECOUNT) — Russell Giroux, of Alburgh, Vermont, has been identified as the victim who died Tuesday night following a fight during a middle school basketball game in Grand Isle County.

Giroux, 60, died after a fight at a Alburgh middle school basketball game on Tuesday night.


According to reports, 7th and 8th-grade boys were competing in a basketball game between Alburgh and St. Albans at the Alburgh Community Education Center, when a brawl broke out Tuesday night.

Witnesses say, during the fight several people were tackled, shoved, kicked and punched at the Community Center at 45 Champlain Street in Alburgh.

Giroux was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Giroux’s body is being transferred to the medical examiner’s office to determine a cause and manner of death.

Anyone with possible information about the fight should contact Det. Tpr. Michael Mattuchio at the St. Albans Barracks at 802-524-5993 or leave an anonymous tip online.


Geo quick facts: Grand Isle County is a county in the U.S. state of Vermont. As of the 2020 census, the population was 7,293, making it Vermont’s second-least populous county. Its shire town is North Hero. The county was created in 1802 and organized in 1805. Grand Isle County is part of the Burlington metropolitan area – Wikipedia.