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9:03 pm - July 4, 2015

Victim identified; police seek killer in Andover

By Chronicle staff

ANDOVER – State police are still on the lookout for a motorcyclist believed responsible for a late night shooting in Andover Friday that claimed the life of a 38-year-old local resident.

State police late Saturday afternoon released the identity of the victim. He has been identified as Jason L. Marchand, of 38 Lakeside Drive, Andover.

According to state police, troopers from Troop K in Colchester were called to a Lakeside Drive residence at approximately 10:10 p.m. for a report of a person shot.

Troopers responded to the scene and initiated an investigation, where they located a male victim, police said.

The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to Windham Community Memorial Hospital in Willimantic, where he was pronounced dead due his injuries, police said.

Troopers secured the scene and conducted a search of the area for other victims, none were located.

According to police, the victim was involved in a verbal altercation earlier in the evening at approximately 9:15 p.m. with a male suspect on lake association property at Andover Lake and Lakeside Drive.

Witnesses reported the same male suspect later returned to Lakeside Drive area on his motorcycle.

As the victim confronted the male suspect in the street, he was shot multiple times, police said.

The male suspect (motorcycle operator) then fled the scene, according to police.

The male suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, he was wearing a motorcycle helmet with a face shield and was operating a blue and white colored sport-type motorcycle, police said.

The operator is believed to be a resident of Andover.

Detectives from the state police 's Eastern District Major Crime responded to the scene and will assume the investigation.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) also responded and will assist in the investigation.

The OCME will conduct a post-mortem examination. The results of the examination are pending.

Anyone who may have information regarding this incident, or the male suspect, is asked to contact Eastern District Major Crime at (860) 896- 3230 or Troop K at (860) 465-5411.

All calls will be kept confidential.

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