ORANGE, Mass. (WHDH) – A murder suspect is behind bars after nearly a week on the run. Police tracked the man down after a massive manhunt, which came after investigators say he shot a woman to death in Wendell.
Lewis Starkey, 53, was arrested in Orange on Sunday. Starkey was pulled over by Orange Police just after 9 a.m. on West River Road.
When Starkey was stopped by officers Sunday morning, he was driving the same red car officers were looking for, but the plates on the car had been changed. They took him into custody without any trouble.
Police said Amanda Glover, 48, was found shot to death at around midnight in a home that Starkey owns, according to property tax records. Starkey then allegedly drove to Chicopee and police said he went into Specialized Trucking Company, where he worked. Starkey allegedly fired through the glass at an employee and took off when his gun malfunctioned. The gun was left at the scene.
The employee from the trucking company was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries from shrapnel and glass.
The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office says Starkey is facing a number of charges, including murder. He is expected to face a judge on Monday.
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