Stephen Marlow, a “particular person of curiosity,” is probably going armed and harmful, Butler Township Police Chief John Porter mentioned at a media briefing.
Porter mentioned Marlow was 5’11” and about 160 kilos, with brown hair. Authorities imagine Marlow, 39, was sporting shorts and a yellow T-shirt and fled in a white 2007 Ford Edge.
Police responded to a report of pictures fired simply earlier than midday, Porter mentioned, and the 4 victims died on the scenes.
“That is the primary violent crime on this neighborhood in latest reminiscence,” Porter mentioned. “We’re working to find out if there was any motive to this horrible tragedy or if psychological sickness performed any position,” the chief mentioned.
“I’d have by no means, even on this neighborhood, I’d by no means count on something, by no means,” Chapman advised the Dayton station.
Police don’t imagine there’s an ongoing menace to the neighborhood however have deployed further crews and the Dayton Police Bomb Squad out of an abundance of warning, Porter mentioned.
Porter mentioned folks ought to name the police dispatch if they’ve info on Marlow’s whereabouts or see the Ford Edge. He additionally urged residents within the neighborhood to have a look at video footage from earlier Friday.
Butler Township is a city of slightly below 8,000 residents about 9 miles north of Dayton.