WILLINGTON — State police announced Saturday that they are searching for a man suspected of killing a Willington resident.

Just after 9 a.m. Friday, troopers from Troop C responded to an incident on Mirtl Road to find two victims — both elderly men — suffering from injuries after an assault “with an edged weapon,” state police said.

One victim, identified by police as 62-year-old Willington resident Theodore Demers, later died from his injuries.

Troopers are searching for a man, identified as Peter Manfredonia, who was “seen leaving the scene of a homicide (and) serious assault on Mirtl Road in Willington.” He was described as a “suspect” by Connecticut State Police on Twitter.

Mafredonia, last seen wearing dark clothing, may be armed, police said. They asked residents not to approach him and to instead call 911.

State police asked anyone with information about this matter to contact the Eastern District Major Crimes unit with Troop C at 860-896-3200.

william.lambert@hearstmediact.com