One brother shot to death, another seriously injured
by Guy Page
The man wanted in connection with the shooting that killed a Leicester man and seriously injured his brother was arrested August 10 in Lewiston, 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, state police say. 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 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.
Under arrest since June in connection with the shooting is Kimberly Bouchard, who police say was present during the shooting at the 1352 U.S. 7 property and his brother, court records say. Bouchard was arrested after stepping off a bus in Burlington from New York State.
Until last week, police had identified only Bouchard as a person at the scene but were looking for Roy, who court records say is a known associate of Bouchard’s. He previously was seen with Bouchard in connection with a fentanyl transaction in St. Albans, police say. Roy is also known as “Zay” and “Charlie.”
Roy’s criminal record, according to police media statements, includes:
- An arrest after police found 27.4 grams of crack cocaine in his possession during a car search in Pittsford in June, 2017.
- An arrest on the New York Thruway for illegal gun possession and drug possession charges in June, 2018.
- An arrest warrant for Roy’s arrest on cocaine distribution charges was issued in January, 2019 by the Vermont Drug Task Force. He was in prison in New York at the time.
- In April 2021, during the search of a vehicle in Fair Haven, the Vermont State Police found a firearm that was subsequently linked to Roy.
Both Lanphers also had several criminal arrests, police and media reports show.