Suspect in Blue Ash shooting arrested after month-long manhunt

Suspect in Blue Ash shooting arrested after month-long manhunt
Darryl Brown (Provided)
Darryl Brown (Provided)

BLUE ASH, OH (FOX19) - The suspect in a shooting outside a Blue Ash business has been arrested after more than one month on the run.

A Crime Stoppers tip helped police place Darryl Brown, 28, in custody on Purdue Street, Blue Ash Police Chief Paul Hartinger announced Wednesday.

He was apprehended after a SWAT team entered the home where he refused to come out.  It's not known if Brown's been hiding there the entire time.

Brown is accused of shooting a man outside LSI Industries Inc. off Alliance Road on March 29.

The man was trying to protect Brown's wife, the intended victim, police said.

Brown showed up at his wife's workplace and "chased her into the building and began to assault her by punching her on various places..." Blue Ash police wrote in court records.

He brandished a weapon and told his wife he was going to kill her, an affidavit states.

That's when her co-worker, who is in his 30s, intervened to help the injured woman.

He jumped in front of her as Brown fired his gun four times, taking a bullet to his upper left thigh.

A third victim was hit by a grazing shot in the rear left thigh area. The victims involved are still recovering, police said Wednesday.

Brown jumped into a vehicle that pulled up to him and fled. Police not yet identified that driver.

Police warned the public that Brown could be armed and dangerous.

Brown had been spotted several times throughout the investigation, but eluded police until his arrest Wednesday, according to Blue Ash Police Lt. Scott Noel.

Chief Hartinger said protecting Brown's estranged wife remains a priority.

Earlier this year, Brown was charged with violently attacking his wife after she left work, court records show.

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