Suspected homicide reported in Salisbury, investigation into Rutland officer-involved shooting continues

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RUTLAND — As the investigation continues into the officer-involved shooting in Rutland, the Vermont State Police learned that a man’s body had been discovered off of Vermont Route 53, also known as Lake Dunmore Road, in Salisbury.

Police are investigating the death as a possible homicide, along with potential links to the subsequent shooting at the Rutland Police Department and the events that transpired afterward in a parking lot off Evelyn Street near the railroad tracks downtown.

Investigators say they do not believe there is any danger to the public. 

The man killed in the police-involved shooting has been identified as Christopher G. Louras, 33, of Rutland.

The name of the man found in Salisbury has not yet been released. 

The Rutland City and Rutland Town police officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave, as an investigation into the incident takes place. 

Police ask that anyone with information about these incidents call the Vermont State Police in Rutland at 802-773-9101.

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