Suspect of deadly shooting in Westerly appears in court

GROTON, Conn. (WLNE): The suspect of a deadly shooting in Westerly last week appeared before a judge in New London Connecticut after leading police on a week-long search. 

Louis Seignious, 31, of Norwich faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of his cousin, Vincent Sebastian, 28. According to Westerly Chief Shawn Lacey,  Sebastian was shot on Marriott Avenue on Saturday, January 25. 

Officers began to interview witnesses at the scene, and it was found the suspect had left possibly heading to Connecticut, according to Lacey.

Shortly afterward Mashantucket Police were involved in a vehicle pursuit with the suspect that resulted in him running to a wooded area in Ledyard, Connecticut. 

On Saturday, February 1, exactly a week after the shooting, police received a tip from someone who lived at the Branford Manor Apartments in Groton, Connecticut, according to Chief Lacey. 

Officers cornered an apartment building that the suspect was seen running into, according to Lacey. Seignious ran to the attic, which is shared between 4 apartments. He dropped from the ceiling into the bedroom of one of the apartments and was taken into custody. 

Seignious will be held in Connecticut until his next court date on February 19th. He waived extradition and will be taken to Rhode Island after where he faces a first-degree murder charge. 

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