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Suspect in June double shooting in Leicester arrested in Maine


 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, New York, was arrested 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. 

State Police detectives investigating the Leicester shooting believe 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.

 The Vermont State Police has been working closely on this investigation with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Vermont. 

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