A Massachusetts man who is considered armed and dangerous is being sought by state and local police in connection with a murder that occurred overnight Wednesday.
A warrant has been issued for Lewis H. Starkey III for murder, assault to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He is believed to be driving a red 2013 Lincoln MKX with Vermont plate QLTMKR.
Starkey is accused of shooting and killing 48-year-old Amanda Glover, inside his home on West Street in Wendell. Investigators said he then drove to his work - Specialized Trucking Company in Chicopee - where he allegedly fired a shotgun at a worker there.
The worker was behind glass and suffered only minor injuries due to the broken glass. Starkey fled the scene when his gun malfunctioned.
"At this time, the suspect is still on the run," Chicopee police spokesman Mike Wilk said. "He is to be considered to be armed and dangerous. If you see the suspect, immediately dial 911 and give the information. DO NOT approach this party."
Starkey's neighbors said they don't know him well. They would see him walking his dogs, but he mostly kept to himself.
"I'm a little freaked out by it, I don't know, kind of taken aback," neighbor Jacqueline Skerry said. "Living out here you don't expect something like that to happen. It's kind of creepy."
"I went up to my friend's house and there were a bunch of cops up there and it looked like a very serious situation, so I returned home and there were a couple state cops down there at the intersection and they said not to leave my house. I went to get in my car and they were like 'Stay in your house,'" added Preston Liversidge, another neighbor.
Anyone who sees Starkey is asked to call 911 or 508-820-2121.