Manhunt Spawned by Butler Homicide


JAY – A fatal shooting near Grove Wednesday has authorities looking for help to find Leonard Houston Quallate.

Quallate, who sometimes goes by the name of “Pete” is wanted for questioning in connection with the shooting death of a woman in the Butler area, just southeast of Grove.

The woman was found Wednesday morning after authorities received a call of a possible shooting. She was pronounced dead after sheriff’s deputies arrived.

Although an extensive manhunt was conducted Wednesday after discovery of the body, authorities were unable to locate the man wanted for questioning.

While Quallate has not been positively identified as the shooter, authorities warn that he should be considered as “armed and dangerous”.

Anyone who knows of the whereabouts of Quallate should contact the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office or local law enforcement. Under no circumstances should Quallate be confronted, said Sheriff’s Deputy Ron Teel.

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