Man shot after store robbery dies

police arrest suspect after chase

Victim was walking dog near his home

July 19, 1999|By Richard Irwin and Amy Oakes | Richard Irwin and Amy Oakes,SUN STAFF

A Silver Spring man who was shot Saturday shortly after a supermarket robbery died yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, said a Montgomery County police spokeswoman.

Ann Evans said Louis Sequeira, 46, of the 10000 block of Markham St. in the Four Corners section of Silver Spring died about 6: 30 p.m. He was shot in the chest with a semiautomatic handgun while walking his dog near his home a few blocks from the scene of the robbery, she said.

According to Evans, a gunman robbed the Safeway supermarket in the 100 block of E. University Blvd. in Four Corners about 7: 45 a.m. Saturday and fled on foot.

Officers responding to the robbery began checking nearby neighborhoods. About two blocks from the supermarket, police spoke to several people having a yard sale who reported seeing a man enter a white pickup truck and drive off.

As police looked for the truck, Evans said, they received a call that a man walking his dog at Gilmoure Drive and Markham Street, a few blocks from the robbery, had been shot.

Minutes later, police spotted the truck and pursued it for about two miles before it left the road at Kerwin Road and Ordway Drive and became wedged between two houses in the 10600 block of Ordway Drive.

Evans said a man ran from the truck and was chased about two blocks by officers and a police dog. He was found hiding in bushes two blocks away in the 300 block of Belton Road.

The spokeswoman said money believed taken in the robbery was recovered. No weapon was found, she said.

Police did not know what occurred that led to the shooting of Sequeira, she said.

Evans said Shawn Anthony Bowman, 32, of Washington was being held without bail yesterday at county Detention Center in Rockville.

Pub Date: 7/19/99

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