State of Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice

02/20/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/20/2024 17:05

Former New London Man Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Accessory to Attempted Murder and Other Charges

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02/20/2024

Former New London Man Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Accessory to Attempted Murder and Other Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(New London, CT) - Paul J. Narducci, State's Attorney for the New London Judicial District, announced that a Superior Court jury today found Shaquan Lee-Seales, age 30, formerly of New London, guilty of 10 charges, including two counts of Conspiracy to Commit Murder, two counts of Accessory to Attempted Murder, Risk of Injury and Inciting Injury to Persons, stemming from a 2019 shooting in New London.

Evidence from the trial showed that three individuals, subsequently identified as Bless Seales, Sakye Reels and Kion Wilbur, had covered their faces while walking in the vicinity of Third Avenue in New London on November 24, 2019, when one of the individuals approached the building at 168 Third Ave. That individual suddenly turned and ran, and a surveillance camera depicted a crack in the second floor street-side window. The New London Police Department dispatch received a 911 call for a shot being fired into that residence, and police found the broken window and a projectile resting on a closet shelf.

Lee-Seales, who was incarcerated on an unrelated matter, had been placed on phone and mail review. A review of both phone conversations and written correspondence revealed that he had orchestrated the shooting in an attempt to kill his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend.

Sentencing for Lee-Seales is scheduled for April 20, 2024 in New London Superior Court.

The New London State's Attorney's Office would like to thank the New London Police Department, the Connecticut Department of Correction, and the Connecticut State Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection - Division of Scientific Services for all of their work in bringing this matter to a successful conclusion.

The case was prosecuted by Supervisory Assistant State's Attorney Stephen M. Carney, with assistance from Inspectors Robert Pickett and Stephen Burstein.