Lewis Starkey- Massachusetts- 2017 (CAPTURED) Jul 6, 2017 2:59:33 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Jul 6, 2017 2:59:33 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: CBS Boston)
CHICOPEE - Police are searching for a Wendell man who is accused of killing a 48-year-old woman in that town and then driving to Chicopee and shooting at an employee working at a trucking firm here.
Lewis Starkey III, 53, 179 West St., Wendell, is being accused of walking up to an employee at Specialized Trucking on Griffith Road at about 1:27 a.m. Wednesday and shooting at him with a shotgun, Michael Wilk, Chicopee Police public information officer said.
The victim was sitting behind glass. The shotgun blast broke the pane and the employee was cut by flying glass. The gun malfunctioned and the Starkey fled, Wilk said.
Starkey is considered armed and dangerous.
The victim was brought to the hospital for treatment but was not seriously injured, Wilk said.
Starkey is also a suspect in the Wednesday homicide of a 48-year-old woman in Wendell, Wilk said.
Massachusetts State Police and members of the Wendell Police Department were called to West Street just after midnight for a report of shots fired. The woman's son told police that a man known to her shot her with a shotgun, Mary Carey, spokeswoman for the Northwestern District Attorney's office, said.
"At this time the suspect is still on the run," Wilk said.
Starkey may be driving a red Lincoln MKX with a Vermont license plate of QLTMKR. He is wanted on charges of murder, assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, Wilk said.
People are being asked not to approach Starkey if they see him but are asked to call 911 immediately. Anyone with information about either crime or who knows where Starkey is can also use text-a-tip anonymously by typing in SOLVE CHICOPEE and then CRIMES (274637), Wilk said.
The Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit tied to the Northwest District Attorney's Office and Chicopee Police are investigating the two crimes, he said.
Thoughts? Adding Starkey as a breaking news case since he has allegedly shot and killed one person and shot another person already and I fear this may be the start of a dangerous crime spree if not apprehended soon.
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