March 27, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Paul Jarvey
WEBSTER – Webster Police today shot and killed a man who fired two rounds at officers with a shotgun after earlier attacking his girlfriend, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
The shooting occurred about 12:40 a.m. today at 40 North Main St., Webster. Neil Seifert, 40, of Putnam Road, Charlton, was pronounced dead at 1:45 a.m. at Harrington Hospital Hubbard Campus in Webster.
Webster Police responded to a 911 call from a female victim at about 9:50 last night at the North Main Street address. She reported that she had been attacked by Mr. Seifert and he had taken her car.
Shortly after midnight, Charlton Police reported that Mr. Seifert had gone to his home and taken a shotgun. He struggled with his stepfather over the weapon. He was then spotted by State Police on I-395 at exit 3 in Webster.
He was pursued to 40 North Main St. by Webster Police and State Police. Two Webster officers confronted Mr. Seifert behind the house, and he fired two rounds from his shotgun at them. The blasts each narrowly missed the officers.
One officer immediately returned fire, striking Mr. Seifert.
The names of the officers are being withheld at this time. They have been placed on administrative leave per department policy.
State Police Detectives assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office are continuing to investigate.
The detectives are being assisted by Webster and Charlton Police as well as State Police Crime Scene Services Section, State Police Firearms Identification Section, State Police K-9 and State Police CARS.