Ohio shooter who allegedly killed 4 has been arrested following manhunt, police say

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Ohio shooter who allegedly killed 4 has been arrested following manhunt, police say

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The prime suspect in two Dayton, Ohio, shootings that left four people dead has been taken into custody, police confirmed on Saturday.

Stephen Marlow, 39, was apprehended in Kansas by the Lawrence Police Department, Butler Township Police Chief John Porter said at a press conference. The suspect was captured around 10 p.m.

Porter said local authorities are making arrangements to extradite Marlow.

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Stephen Marlow, the prime suspect in two Dayton, Ohio, shootings that left four people dead, has been taken into custody.

Stephen Marlow, the prime suspect in two Dayton, Ohio, shootings that left four people dead, has been taken into custody. ( Butler Township Police Department)

This puts an end to a multi-state search for Marlow, who was considered to be armed and dangerous. The Dayton area shooting on Friday included a teenage girl and her mother.

Eva and Clyde Knox were found dead in their home Friday morning. Sarah Anderson and her 15-year-old daughter Kayla were also discovered dead shortly after.

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Marlow's apprehension ends a multi-state search for the armed and dangerous suspect.

Marlow’s apprehension ends a multi-state search for the armed and dangerous suspect. (Butler Township Police)

The suspect had fled the state in a white 2007 Ford Edge SUV bearing an Ohio license plate following the shootings.

Marlow was charged with four counts of aggravated murder on Friday.

Stephen Marlow fled in a 2007 white Ford Edge SUV. 

Stephen Marlow fled in a 2007 white Ford Edge SUV.  ( Butler Township Police Department)

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On Saturday, prior to the apprehension, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio issued a federal arrest warrant on a charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

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