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At least 4 dead after reported shooting in Dayton, police say

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At least four people were found with fatal gunshot wounds Friday in Butler Township in Dayton, Ohio, police said. According to WLWT sister station WDTN, police were called to the 7200 block of Hardwicke Place around 11:30 a.m. due to reports of shots fired. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a total of four victims at multiple crime scenes suffering from gunshot wounds, Butler Township Police Chief John Porter said. All four victims died on the spot, the police said. According to WDTN, the four victims have been identified as 82-year-old Clyde Knox, 78-year-old Eva Knox, 41-year-old Sarah Anderson and a 15-year-old woman. According to a family member on scene, officers found two of the victims dead in a home on Hardwicke Place. The two were reportedly a mother and her 15-year-old daughter. Neighbors in the area said the other two victims in the shooting were an elderly couple, WDTN reported. Police released information about a person of interest who may be connected to the shooting. Officials are searching for 39-year-old Stephen Alexander Marlow. He is described as 5 feet, 11 inches, weighing approximately 160 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing shorts and a yellow T-shirt, police said. On Saturday, Butler Township said Marlow remains the primary suspect and police are aggressively pursuing all leads to bring him safely into custody. According to officials, information indicates he may have fled outside of Ohio. Police said Marlow is driving a white 2007 Ford Edge with Ohio license plate number JES 9806. He is believed to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Porter said police will continue to monitor the area if Marlow returns. The Dayton Police Department’s bomb squad has also been called in to ensure there are no other threats to the neighborhood’s safety. “This is the first violent crime in the neighborhood in recent memory. We ask that anyone with possible information involving this incident or Marlow’s whereabouts is asked to call our dispatch center,” Porter said. “We are working to determine if there was any motive for this horrific tragedy or whether mental illness played any role.” The FBI has joined local authorities in the search. Officials said Marlow has connections to Indianapolis, Chicago and Lexington. Anyone with information on Marlow’s whereabouts is asked to contact FBI at 1-800-Call-FBI or call 911. The Butler Township Police Department is being assisted by partners at the Montgomery County Sherriff’s Office, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. This is a news story and will be updated as more information becomes available becomes available.

At least four people were found with fatal gunshot wounds Friday in Butler Township in Dayton, Ohio, police said.

According to WLWT sister station WDTN, police were called to the 7200 block of Hardwicke Place around 11:30 a.m. due to reports of shots fired.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a total of four victims at multiple crime scenes suffering from gunshot wounds, Butler Township Police Chief John Porter said.

All four victims died on the spot, the police said.

According to WDTN, the four victims have been identified as 82-year-old Clyde Knox, 78-year-old Eva Knox, 41-year-old Sarah Anderson and a 15-year-old woman.

According to a family member at the scene, officers found two of the victims dead in a home on Hardwicke Place. The two were reportedly a mother and her 15-year-old daughter. Neighbors in the area said the other two victims in the shooting were an elderly couple, WDTN reported.

Police released information about a person of interest who may have been connected to the shooting.

Officials are searching for 39-year-old Stephen Alexander Marlow. He is described as 5 feet, 11 inches, weighing approximately 160 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

He was last seen wearing shorts and a yellow T-shirt, police said.

On Saturday, Butler Township said Marlow remains the primary suspect and police are aggressively pursuing all leads to bring him safely into custody.

According to officials, information indicates he may have fled outside of Ohio.

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Steven Alexander Marlow

Police said Marlow drives a white 2007 Ford Edge with an Ohio license plate JES 9806.

He is believed to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

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Porter said police will continue to monitor the area if Marlow returns.

The Dayton Police Department’s bomb squad has also been called in to ensure there are no other threats to the neighborhood’s safety.

“This is the first violent crime in the neighborhood in recent memory. We ask that anyone with possible information involving this incident or Marlow’s whereabouts is asked to call our dispatch center,” Porter said. “We are working to determine if there was a motive for this terrible tragedy or whether mental illness played any role.”

The FBI has joined local authorities in the search. Officials said Marlow has connections to Indianapolis, Chicago and Lexington.

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Anyone with information on Marlow’s whereabouts is asked to contact the FBI at 1-800-Call-FBI or call 911.

The Butler Township Police Department is being assisted by partners at the Montgomery County Sherriff’s Office, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

This is a news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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