The search for Ross Elliott, the suspect in a fatal Lowell shooting, has extended into its second day.
Lowell police officers will be stationed at schools through dismissal times on Friday, officials told reporters. Elliott was last seen around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. He is wanted in connection with the shooting of Nicole White at her Lowell apartment early Thursday morning.
Police described Elliot in an update to reporters on Friday as "armed, dangerous and increasingly desperate."
Lowell police are searching for Ross Elliott, 51, who is described as “armed and extremely dangerous.”
Elliott is believed to be connected to a homicide Thursday morning in which a woman was shot in the head and killed, according to a statement from Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan's office.
Around 7:30 a.m. Thursday, police responded to a call that a woman had been shot at an apartment on Stevens Street in Lowell. The victim, a woman in her 40s, was treated at the scene before being transported to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The victim and Elliott were previously involved in a “domestic relationship,” Ryan said.
The shooting took place in the hallway of the building, located at 166 Stevens St. in Lowell. Family members, including the woman’s daughter, were present at the time of the shooting.
The child is in the custody of police and relatives, Lowell Police Superintendent William Taylor told reporters.
Immediately following the incident, the suspect allegedly fled the scene, officials said. Police identified a residence on Gorham Street in Lowell believed to be connected to Elliott, and that location was secured by officers.
Ryan warned that the public should not attempt to approach Elliott. If anyone sees him, they should call 911, the Lowell Police Department at 978-937-3200 or Massachusetts State Police at 781-897-6600 with any information.