Stephen Marlow, the suspect in the Dayton, Ohio shooting, which resulted in four deaths, was captured by the police on Saturday.

Marlow was reportedly taken into custody by police in Lawrence, Kansas, as confirmed to Butler Township Police Chief John Porter. The authorities conducted a city-wide search for Marlow in connection with the Friday fatal shootings in Butler Township, a town north of Dayton, wherein the victims were found at different crime scenes. Clyde Knox, 82, and his wife Eva, 78, in one home and Sarah Anderson, 41, and her daughter, Kayla Anderson, a 15-year-old high school student, in another area.

Police responded to a report of shots being fired before noon on Friday. "This is the first violent crime in this neighborhood in recent memory," Porter said. "We are working to determine if there was any motive to this horrible tragedy or if mental illness played any role."

While in the chase, police found a vehicle believed to be similar to the suspect's car. Additional officers were called to assist in the arrest; Marlow's car moved into a parking lot as the police were on the way. He then stepped out, and the police proceeded to arrest him. "Stephen Marlow remains the primary suspect," Butler Township Police said in a statement. "We have no current information to make us believe others were involved in these horrific acts." Marlo, 39, will be extradited to Ohio to face charges.

"Following the shootings, it appears Stephen Marlow drove to Interstate 70 and headed west," the statement continued, stating that they believed he had left Ohio. "Law enforcement agencies in multiple states have been made aware of this and are on high alert."

Butler Township, which has under 8,000 residents, is known to be a very quiet town, not prone to criminal acts. Neighbors were shocked at the incident. "I would have never, even in this neighborhood, I would never expect anything, never," resident Wendy Chapman said.

Meanwhile, the neighboring city of Vandalia increased its officers on patrol due to the shooting, Mayor Richard Herbst confirmed in a Facebook post. The area also prohibited outdoor activities and closed recreation facilities "as a precaution," the mayor said, stating that there were no "specific threats against City facilities."

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