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Suspect in June double shooting in Leicester arrested in Maine

LEICESTER — A suspect in a June double shooting in Leicester that left one man dead and his brother critically injured has been arrested on an unrelated federal charge in Maine.

Zaquikon Roy, 35, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was arrested this past Thursday, Aug. 10, in Lewiston, Maine, on a federal charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He made an initial appearance Friday in U.S. District Court in Portland, Maine, and was ordered detained pending his transfer to Vermont for further proceedings. Additional charges are possible as the investigation continues.

Vermont State Police detectives investigating the Leicester shooting believe that Roy initially fled to New York City following the June 4 shooting that killed 35-year-old Scott Lanpher and injured 31-year-old Larry Lanpher Jr. Following treatment, the surviving brother has been discharged from the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.

Vermont troopers have been working closely on this investigation with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Vermont.

Vermont State Police received a 911 call reporting a disturbance on Route 7 in Leicester at about 9:55 p.m. on June 4. Law enforcement officers discovered one man dead — Scott Lanpher — just north of Fern Lake Road and a second man suffering from gunshot injuries. The injured man, Larry Lanpher, was taken to the Porter Hospital and then airlifted to UVM Medical Center, where he was in critical condition early this week.

State police investigated a report that a black Nissan sedan was seen leaving the area around the time of the shooting.

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