Following laboratory analysis and continued investigation into the events of Oct. 8, 2019, in Rutland and Salisbury, the Vermont State Police has determined that Christopher G. Louras, 33, of Rutland is responsible for the fatal shooting of his cousin Nicholas Louras.
The confirmation was announced, Tuesday, May 12.
Nicholas Louras, a 34-year-old Rutland resident, was found deceased along Vermont Route 53, also known as Lake Dunmore Road, in Salisbury. Police learned of the discovery of Nicholas Louras’ body while investigating the officer-involved shooting early Oct. 8, 2019, in Rutland in which Christopher Louras was killed after firing at the Rutland City Police Department building and later exchanging gunfire with officers during a motor-vehicle pursuit through the city.
Several aspects of the case, including the precise time line of events, remain under investigation, and police ask that anyone with information call 802-773-9101. The case has been reviewed by the Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office, and no criminal charges are pending.