Multi-state manhunt for Ohio man charged with aggravated murder after 4 people were shot and killed

The FBI is involved in a multi-state manhunt for a man charged with aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of four people in Ohio.

The FBI has released a wanted poster for Stephen Marlow, 39, who they say should be considered “armed and dangerous”. He has ties to Indianapolis, Chicago and Lexington, Kentucky, and “could be in any of those cities,” the FBI Cincinnati said on Twitter.

Marlow is wanted Friday in connection with the shooting deaths of four people in Butler Township, a small town north of Dayton, police said.

Police responding to reports of gunshots shortly before noon found the four victims with gunshot wounds at “several crime scenes” in a residential area, the Butler Township Police Department said.

All four victims were pronounced dead at the scene. They have not been identified by the police.

Marlow was charged Friday with four counts of aggravated murder and a warrant has been issued for his arrest, according to the FBI. A federal arrest warrant was also issued on Saturday after he was charged with “unlawful theft to avoid prosecution,” the FBI said.

Police responded to reports of gunfire in Butler Township, Ohio on August 5, 2022. Four people were found fatally shot, police said.

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Butler Township Police Chief John Porter said they don’t believe there is an ongoing threat to the neighborhood, but “we will continue to have teams in the area in case Marlow returns”, he told reporters on Friday. The Dayton Police Department’s 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 “if there was a motive for this horrific tragedy” and had no further information about the investigation.

“This is the first violent crime in this neighborhood in recent memory,” Porter said.

PHOTO: Police respond to reports of gunfire in Butler Township, Ohio on August 5, 2022. Four people were found fatally shot, police said.

Police responded to reports of gunfire in Butler Township, Ohio on August 5, 2022. Four people were found fatally shot, police said.

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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.

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