Marshfield: Police Searching for Man After Murder on Route 3A, Victim Identified at Press Conference this Morning (Audio of Conference)

Police are searching for 47-year-old Allen Warner of Rockland.

Police are searching for 47-year-old Allen Warner of Rockland.

Updated at 9:45 AM:

Victim has been identified at 48-year-old Shana Warner of Marshfield.


Listen to press conference with Plymouth County DA Tim Cruz and Marshfield Police Chief Phil Tavares:


Marshfield Police are asking people to be on the lookout for a man who they say is connected to a murder of a woman on Route 3A Monday.

Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz says they are looking for 47-year-old Allan Warner, who has a Rockland Address on his license.

Warner is believed to be driving a 2013 Grey Toyota Corolla, with Massachusetts License Plate 4FS-Z80. Police say he is armed and dangerous, and if people see him, they should call 9-1-1. 

“At approximately 5:53 p.m., Marshfield Police received a 9-1-1 call from a female victim reporting her soon-to-be ex-husband [Allan Warner] was chasing her in a motor vehicle,” said Cruz.

Other motorists in the area of 758 Main Street in Marshfield saw this and called police. When police arrived, Cruz says they found a female victim suffering from “apparent facial injuries.”

“She was transported to South Shore Hospital where she was pronounced dead from her injuries,” said Cruz.

The nearby area was quickly locked down to try to contain Warner. Cruz says federal, state, and local agencies responded.

Police searched passing vehicles along Forest Street while helicopters hovered above. Residents were advised to stay inside and lock their doors.

At Marshfield High School, football practice and a volleyball game against Duxbury was taking place. Students were ordered to shelter-in-place.

“We thought it was for lightning or something. Everyone sprinted, once we got in – we were told there was a guy with a gun,” said sophomore Chris Ray. “I thought it was kind of close. Luckily it wasn’t, people were kind of scared.”

He said students were brought inside the auditorium and police quickly arrived.

“We felt better,” said Ray. “They had everything situated.”

His parents, Donna and Chris, raced to the high school when they heard reports of a shooter.

“It’s a nightmare for a parent. To not be able to get your child is the worst, just the waiting and not knowing,” said Donna Ray. “I feel bad for the kids, they must be scared.”

The students were led out of the school under police escort after about an hour.

“It’s important that we track down this suspect and get him into custody as soon as possible,” said Marshfield Police Chief Phillip Tavares. “I want to thank the public for their patience during this long-duration manhunt. It’s only a matter of time.”

Late Monday night, police believed that Warner had left the area. People are advised to not approach him and call police.

“Until we have him and apprehend him, I think people should be cautious,” said Cruz. “If you see somebody that looks like the picture we’re going to release, please call the police and they’ll make sure they look into that.”


About Lenny Rowe

Lenny Rowe is one of the newest additions to the WATD News team. Lenny has won two Edward R. Murrow awards for breaking news coverage, and a Mass. Broadcasters Award in the sports feature category. He grew up in Pembroke and was an intern at WATD in 2012. A 2016 graduate from Suffolk University, Lenny now lives in Rockland. Outside of WATD, Lenny covers high school sports for The Boston Globe. Lenny can be reached at