Dead man found near Lake Dunmore Road in Salisbury

SALISBURY — The dead body of a man was found off Route 53/Lake Dunmore Road in Salisbury on Tuesday, and Vermont State Police said they are looking to see if it is related to an officer-involved shooting in Rutland Tuesday morning.

State police are investigating the Salisbury 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 do not believe there is any danger to the public.

Police did not immediately say why they though the Rutland shooting might be related to the Salisbury homicide.

The man killed in the police-involved shooting is identified as Christopher G. Louras, 33, of Rutland. He is the son of former Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras.

Police did not initially release the name of the man found in Salisbury, but said it would be released following notification of next of kin and further investigation.

Per protocol, the Rutland City and Rutland Town police officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave. Their names are expected to be released Wednesday, Oct. 9. Once complete, the Vermont State Police investigation into the officer-involved shooting will be turned over to the Attorney General’s Office and the Rutland County State’s Attorney’s Office for independent reviews of the use of force.

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

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