Four people were shot dead at Butler Twp.Neighborhood; police searching for suspect

Butler TWP. — Update @ 4:13 PM

The Montgomery County coroner’s office has released the identities of four people who were shot Friday afternoon.

Victims have been identified as:

  • Clyde Knox, 82 year old male
  • Eva Knox, 78 year old female
  • Sarah Anderson, 41 year old female

The coroner’s office also said a 15-year-old girl died in the shooting, but said her identity had not been released at this time.

A press conference is said to be held this afternoon.

We will update this story when we know more.

Update @ 12:05 PM:

A police presence remains in the Butler Township neighborhood where four people were shot dead Friday afternoon.

In a statement, the Butler Township Police Department said it was continuing to investigate the shooting and was assisted by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Tobacco and Firearms Service.

>> Photo: Four dead after shooting at Butler Twp.neighborhood

John Bedell of News Center 7 has three Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy Cruisers and a speed trailer on the corner of Hardwick Place and Haverstraw Avenues in case Stephen Marlowe, a 39-year-old man, returns to the area. said.

He has been identified as the prime suspect following Friday’s shooting in Butler Township.

In a statement, Butler Township said it had information indicating Marlow may have left Ohio.

The FBI’s Cincinnati office posted on social media that he had ties to Indianapolis, Chicago, and Lexington and could be in one of those cities.

Marlow was last seen in a white 2007 Ford Edge with Ohio license plate number JES 9806.

Mr. Porter said that if Marlow is spotted, he should be kept away and considered armed and dangerous.

The shooting victim has not yet been identified by police.

Police said a press conference was scheduled for later today, but did not give an exact time.

This is a developing story. I will update this as soon as I know more.

Previous Report Aug 5 23:49:

Four people have been killed and police are looking for a 39-year-old man they identified as a person of interest after shooting at the Butler Twp. Friday.

Butler Township Police Chief John Porter said Friday afternoon that police were dispatched to Hardwick Place and Haverstraw Avenue just before noon after receiving reports of shootings. Police found multiple crime scenes and four of him shot. All were pronounced dead at the scene, Porter said.

It is currently unknown if anyone else was injured in the shooting.

>> Photo: Four dead after shooting at Butler Twp.neighborhood

Porter identified 39-year-old Stephen Marlowe as the target of the shooting. Marlowe is listed as 5 feet 11 inches and 160 pounds. He had short brown hair and was wearing shorts and a yellow T-shirt at the end.

Marlow was last seen in a white 2007 Ford Edge with Ohio license plate number JES 9806.

Mr. Porter said that if Marlow is spotted, he should be kept away and considered armed and dangerous.

A man who spoke to our news crew said he was the father and grandfather of the two killed in the incident at Hardwick Place. Told.

Don McGuire has lived in the area for over 20 years.

McGuire said his wife ran into Stephen Marlowe three weeks ago. McGuire’s lives two doors down from Marlow’s.

“She asked him if he was okay because he didn’t look like he was feeling well. He had a weird look on his face that scared her,” Don recalled.

McGuire’s wife told Marlowe’s mother about the exchange.

“His mother basically said she knew he was mentally ill, but she wasn’t going to put him in jail.

Our crew at the scene reported that investigators had sealed off two homes on Hardwick Place with police tape. was seen entering

The shooting victim has not yet been identified by police.

>> Butler Twp. Deadly Shooting: What We Learned About The Subject

According to Porter, the Dayton Bomb Squad was called to the scene “with due caution”. A crew member at the scene took a picture of a man wearing an FBI tactical vest. News Center 7 has reached out to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to confirm its involvement in the investigation. We look forward to your reply.

Around 7:30 p.m., the scene crew said crime scene tapes had been removed from the area and crews began cleaning up.

This is a developing story. I will update this as soon as I know more.


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