Police say suspect Earl C. Jefferson II remains at large
MANSFIELD – A 48-year-old man was fatally wounded and a 29-year-old woman was undergoing surgery after being shot multiple times early this morning at a Mansfield hotel, according to police.
Mansfield Police said the suspect, identified as Earl C. Jefferson II, 43, confronted the two victims at the Motel 6 at 555 N. Trimble Road at approximately 1:39 a.m. and then shot them multiple times.
The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene and the female was taken to a local hospital and rushed into surgery, police said.
The shooting was domestic-related, according to Capt. Shari Robertson, public information officer for the Mansfield Police Department
The names of the victims were not yet released pending notification of family.
Jefferson fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival, possibly in a black four-door vehicle, and remained at large as of 9 a.m., police said in a news release.
The suspect is considered armed and dangerous, and police urge anyone who comes into contact with Jefferson to not approach him, and to call 911 or the local police immediately.
A felony warrant for murder has been issued for Jefferson as law-enforcement officers continue to search for the suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to call Det. J. Mark Perry of the Major Crimes Division at 419-755-9730 or Mansfield police at 419-755-9724.