Police searching for 2 men considered armed and dangerous after Norwood murder

NORWOOD, Mass. — Norwood police are asking the public to help find to are considered armed and dangerous in connection with a Norwood murder that left a 28-year-old man dead.

Ernest Payne, 27, of Cambridge and Anthony Loper-Featser, 25, of Salem are being sought by police on murder warrants.

“And we are appealing for (the public’s) help (in locating them),” said Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey.

Police say not to approach these two men, if you see them.

“We do want to caution people. We believe these men are still armed and if they do see them not to approach them but call 911,” said Morrissey.

Police say murder warrants were issued for these men in connection with the death of 28-year-old Shakem Lewis-Johnson of Hyde Park.

Last Sunday, gunfire erupted at about 5 p.m. as Lewis-Johnson left a friend’s house in Norwood. Investigators say he was shot several times.

Lewis-Johnson was flown to Mass General Hospital but he did not survive the emergency surgery, authorities said.

Police believe a white Honda Accord was used in the shooting.

”We also believe they still may be traveling in a white 2014 Honda Accord - last bearing New Hampshire license plate 485-5328,” said Morrissey.

Again, the car has a New Hampshire license plate with the numbers 485-5328.

Investigators are hoping the public will recognize the men or may know where they are.

“While law enforcement has been actively searching for these individuals we are now asking for anyone who may know their whereabouts or have seen them in the past week or of knowledge of this case to contact authorities,” said Morrissey.

We did speak to Lewis-Johnson’s aunt. She says she want justice and believe’s the release of the suspects’ picture will help to achieve it.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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