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Ex-Boyfriend Turns Himself into Police in Fatal Shooting

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (Larry Davis) -- An accused killer's time on the run comes to an end when he turns himself in to police a little more than 24 hours after the crime.

Nicholas Delaney turned himself in to officers at the Fairfield Police Station Friday.  He was accompanied by his attorney.

Delaney is accused in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend, Samantha Decker at her apartment Thursday morning. 

The man hunt is over and the people living in the area are glad Nicholas Delaney is off the streets.  Fairfield police say 28-year-old Delaney turned himself in just after noon of Friday. 

Police charged him with the shooting death of 24-year-old Samantha Decker, his former girlfriend and the mother of his young son.

Investigators say Delaney got into Decker's condominium and was waiting as she and a friend, Ian Myers, walked in.  Myers told police in a 911 call that Delaney started firing a gun.  Myers escaped unhurt but Decker was shot to death.

As friends gathered to grieve police launched an all out man hunt across the tri-state.  After a day of searching, Delaney finally turned himself in.

Decker and Delaney's son was not home at the time of the shooting.  Police say they found Delaney's car in Carthage Thursday afternoon just hours after the shooting. 

Samantha Decker's grandmother lives in the same area, she refused to comment on Delaney's arrest.

Delaney will face a judge in Fairfield Municipal Court on Tuesday morning.




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