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UPDATED: Man Sought In Montauk Ave. Homicide

Police arrest 20-year-old suspect after morning shooting

Police have arrested a suspect and are seeking a second man after a morning shooting left a man dead.

Deputy Chief Marshall Segar of the said a man was fatally shot in an apartment at 252 Montauk Ave. at 4:17 a.m. Segar said an investigation by the New London Police Department, State Police Major Crimes Unit, and New London County State's Attorney's Office determined that two men committed the crime and fled the scene.

Along with the Old Saybrook Police Department, Connecticut State Police, and Department of Energy and Environmental Police, New London officers arrested 20-year-old Evan J. Holmes later in the day. Holmes, who was apprehended at the Day's Inn on Route 1 in Old Saybrook, is charged with murder, home invasion, and first-degree burglary.

Police are also seeking 18-year-old Davion Smith, of 93 State Pier Road, on the same charges. Smith is described as a five feet, four inches tall with a weight of 130 pounds and dark complexion. A photo is included in this article.

Segar said Smith remains at large and should be considered armed and dangerous. He said Smith is believed to be in the greater New Haven area.

Segar said the victim is not being named at this time.

According to an article in The Day, Holmes was sentenced to 18 months in prison in March after he was convicted of shooting then 17-year-old Idris Elahi in the foot in April of 2010. The article says that Holmes was trying to resolve an argument between two groups of teenagers and fired the shot toward the ground. Elahi is one of six people charged in the October 2010 slaying of 25-year-old Matthew Chew.

Anyone with any additional information on the shooting or Smith's whereabouts should contact the New London Police Department at 860-447-5269.

Nancy November 14, 2011 at 09:39 PM
after paying a buck per page for photocopys of public documents, i too reach for my keyboard before pawing my way through musty old papers. the future is here to stay, yet we continue to have deaths and plain old murders just like it was the in the 1700's. yet we now make a big deal out of every motive, implied comment, opinion or action, to the point of forgetting to set the noose for the perpetrator. :-D
Nancy November 14, 2011 at 09:44 PM
the slow ooze of crime toward the southerly end of the city is indeed a signal to watch. while the crimes further south may be less of a violent nature (fraud, embezzlement, code violations, etc), they too slowly erode the integrity and value of the entire community.
Alan Green, Jr. November 15, 2011 at 12:53 AM
Lori - I don't think you realize how you come across to people - both in these forums and on the debate stage. I just read a good fortune cookie fortune... "Rather than giving them a piece of your mind, give them peace of your mind." The good people of New London are not perfect. But no one likes to be judged, and you seem to have gone to a space that might have been used for healing and consolation for true victims and you used it to put forward an agenda - however well-intentioned that agenda might seem to you. You thought you were in a zoning committee hearing and you were in more of a funeral. i understand. Don't beat yourself up too much. My family's not always appropriate at funerals either.
Karma17 November 15, 2011 at 06:48 PM
I really just think that there is a BIG piece of the puzzle that is missing and his name is Davion Smith. And with out him it will be innocent until proven guilty. They still DON'T know who shot and killed Mr. Rosa. Get a grip people and read between the lines. And it has nothing to do with the landlord or politics. Just focus on finding this other guy. Thats all anybody should be posting is tips on findin Davion Smith!! This is ridiculous. This should actually be the last post. The papers should NOT let anyone post so the police can conduct their buisness without all this BS that is going on in these paper. Focus People!!!! FOCUS!!!!
Jackie November 17, 2011 at 04:05 AM
Wow Really they broke into his house and killed him in his sleep he had a daughter and all you guys care about is the appt wow

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