Vt. police continue search for suspects in 2 fatal shootings

Published: Jun. 7, 2023 at 10:20 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 7, 2023 at 7:56 PM EDT
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WATERBURY (WCAX) - Vermont State Police continue their investigations into two separate homicides they say are not related.

Police Tuesday identified the two men who were shot in Leicester over the weekend. They say Scott Lanpher, 35, died from gunshot wounds to the upper body. His brother, Larry Lanpher Jr., 31, was injured and remains hospitalized.

Police say both men lived at the property on Route 7 where the shooting happened Sunday night. Police were searching for a suspect or suspects tied to this incident, along with a black Nissan sedan that was seen leaving the area after the shooting. They say they believe the shooting was targeted and that there is no ongoing danger to the community.

“We’ve done a number of interviews so far -- some witnesses, some acquaintances -- we’re still trying to track down many more people, all the while doing search warrant applications,” said Vermont State Police Maj. Dan Trudeau.

Scott Lanpher has a history with law enforcement. He was arrested in 2021 for a drive-by shooting at a car parked at a Middlebury apartment complex. There were no injuries. He was charged with aggravated disorderly conduct, unlawful mischief, and using a dangerous weapon during the commission of a felony.


State Police are also continuing to investigate a fatal shooting in Brookfield May 12.

They say Juan Sierra, 27, died, and Miguel Fuentes, 29, was injured. Both men are from Springfield, Massachusetts.

Police have not named any suspects.

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