The FBI is involved in a multi-state manhunt for a man charged with aggravated murder in the fatal shooting of four people in Ohio.
The FBI has issued a wanted poster for 39-year-old Stephen Marlow, who they said should be considered “armed and dangerous”. He has ties to Indianapolis, Chicago and Lexington, Kentucky, and “could be in one of those cities,” FBI Cincinnati said. Twitter.
Marlow is wanted in connection with the deaths of four people in Butler Township, a small town north of Dayton, on Friday, police said.
Police responding to reports of shots fired shortly before noon found the four victims suffering from gunshot wounds at “multiple crime scenes” in a residential area, the Butler Township Police Department said.
The four victims were pronounced dead at the scene. They have not been identified by police.
Marlow was charged with four counts of aggravated murder on Friday, and a state warrant was issued for his arrest, according to the FBI. A federal warrant was also issued Saturday after he was charged with “unlawful flight to avoid prosecution,” the FBI said.
Butler Township Police Chief John Porter said they do not believe there is a continuing threat to the neighborhood, but “we will continue to have personnel in the area should Marlow return,” he told reporters Friday. The Dayton Police Department Bomb Squad was also contacted “out of an abundance of caution,” he said.
Neighbors were asked to review any video camera footage from that day.
Porter said police were working to determine “whether there was a motive for this horrific tragedy” and that police had no further information on the investigation.
“This is the first violent crime in this neighborhood in recent memory,” Porter said.
Marlow is believed to have fled the area in a white 2007 Ford Edge SUV with Ohio license plate JES9806, police said.
He was described by police as approximately 5’11”, 160 pounds with short brown hair and was last seen wearing shorts and a yellow T-shirt.
ABC News’ Matt Foster contributed to this report.