Fatal shooting in RI leads to foot pursuit in Ledyard, suspect still at large

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LEDYARD, Conn. (WTNH) — A fatal shooting in Westerly, RI. led to a foot pursuit in Ledyard, CT Saturday night.

Westerly Police say they received a report of a shooting at 11 B Marriott Avenue in Westerly just before 4 p.m. Saturday. The victim, 28-year-old Vincent A. Sebastian of Ledyard, was pronounced dead at the scene with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police believed the suspect fled to Connecticut.

A short while later, Mashantucket Police were involved in a vehicle pursuit before the suspect fled from his car into a wooded area in Ledyard. Ledyard and Mashantucket Tribal police searched on foot near Shewville Road and Coachman Pike.

Ledyard and Mashantucket police were joined by Connecticut State Police and K9 units from Westerly police, Groton town police, Stonington police and Montville police.

The suspect, 31-year-old Louis M. Seignious Jr. from Norwich, is at large and considered armed and dangerous.

Louis M. Seignious Jr. , courtesy Westerly Police Department

Police are warning residents to stay indoors and call 911 if they see anything suspicious.

According to Westerly Police, the suspect and victim are cousins, and the suspect has a child with a female resident at 11 B Marriott Avenue.

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