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Ledyard homicide suspect sought, considered armed and dangerous: police

The suspect, identified as Steward Holeman, also used to live in Hartford and New Britain, police said.

LEDYARD, Conn. — Police are looking for a suspect wanted in connection with an alleged murder that took place Tuesday afternoon. Officials said the suspect is considered "armed and dangerous."

Ledyard police released a photo of Steward Holeman, 34, who has an active warrant for his arrest in connection with a fatal shooting that happened on Robin Lane on Tuesday.

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Police said a man, later identified as Malik Nunn, 27, of Ledyard was shot in the head Tuesday afternoon.

Holeman was last seen on Williams Street in New London on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

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“I know the family," neighbor Robert Smith told FOX61. "My grandson played with the children there and it seemed like a real nice family and I was just shocked to hear about it. I just feel really bad for the family and I’m sorry for their loss.”

Officials described Holeman as a light-skinned Black male, about 5’11 and weighing about 165 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair. Holeman is said to have prominent tattoos including two teardrops near his right eye and tattoos on both sides of the neck.

“It’s sad and I mean, it’s just shocking in this neighborhood because we never have nothing like that—I’ve been here almost 30 years,” Smith added.

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Holeman has former addresses in Hartford and New Britain.

Ledyard Police Chief John Rich said it appears this all started with an argument between Holeman and Nunn.

“We believe that the two individuals, while they didn’t directly know one another, they had associates in common and they had a disagreement yesterday and that’s what led to the situation,” Rich said.

The chief also said they don’t believe Holeman is in Ledyard at this time as he fled the scene, but Ledyard PD has officers actively looking for him in the community and surrounding cities.

“We are out there with extra patrols. We are actively investigating. We’ve come very far in this investigation in a very short period of time and my hope is that we’ll have Mr. Holeman in custody sooner than later,” Rich added.

Anyone with information should immediately contact Ledyard Police at 860-464-6400.

Doug Stewart is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. He can be reached at dstewart@fox61.com.


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