Marshfield Murder Suspect Captured After Manhunt

Allen Warner (Marshfield, MA Police)

Allen Warner. (Marshfield Police)

MARSHFIELD (WBZ-AM) -- The man Marshfield Police say killed his estranged wife has been caught after a day-long search.

Marshfield Police said Allen Warner, 47, who allegedly murdered Shana Warner Monday evening, has been arrested. 

It was a little before 6 p.m. Monday when police received a 911 call from a woman who said her soon-to-be-ex-husband was chasing her in a car. Shana Warner was found shot and suffering from other, unspecified injuries on Main Street, and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

According to Plymouth DA Timothy Cruz, the man accused of murdering his wife in Marshfield, Allen Warner, was spotted by an officer in stolen flatbed tow truck in Whitman. The officer was able to make the arrest. 

"This is just another example of a despicable, cowardly act of domestic violence," Tavares said. "We believe he came to Marshfield specifically for her. He had been skulking around the area days before this in attempts to locate her, we believe."

He added that Warner has a lengthy history with police. 

"He's well known to the police, and we just ask for your assistance in helping locate him," Tavares said. "Over a number of years, he's had numerous interactions with the police."

Tavares said he appreciated residents' bearing with them during the search.

"I want to thank the public for their patience during this long-duration manhunt, and it's only a matter of time," he said.

There were some tense moments for residents Monday evening.

"I have kids and family around, yes," one resident, Audin Ayoud, told WBZ-TV. "So I called the family to shut the doors and everything, just make sure everything was locked."

While Marshfield neighbors were asked to stay inside and lock their doors, that also applied to the nearby high school, just up the street from where the shooting occurred. Some athletes were practicing at the school when the lockdown began. Football player Peter Suzio spoke to WBZ-TV.

"I got texts and calls from a few people, but yeah, my parents were very nervous," he said. "Everyone was able to stay calm."

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Doug Cope (@dcopewbz) reports

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