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Man accused in Blue Ash shooting arrested after two months on the run

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Posted at 12:27 PM, May 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-10 15:28:33-04

BLUE ASH, Ohio -- A man suspected of shooting an intervening "hero" is in police custody after two months on the run, according to a Blue Ash spokesperson.

Darryl Brown Jr., 28, was arrested Wednesday "after a long search," spokeswoman Breanna Gilroy said.

Brown, of Evanston, drove to LSI Industries off McAuley Place on March 29 with intent to harm a female employee with whom he had a relationship, according to Blue Ash Police Chief Paul Hartinger.

When Brown tried to shoot the woman, a coworker intervened and was shot in the leg, Hartinger said

"I would consider the person (who was shot) a hero, because he saved her from being shot," Hartinger said. "He received a gunshot wound to the leg, was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive."

Crime Stoppers offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to Brown's arrest.