LIMA, Ohio (WKBN) – Ohio State Highway Patrol workers found convicted school shooter TJ Lane early Friday morning about 100 yards from the prison where he escaped Thursday night, according to authorities.
Lane escaped from Allen Oakwood Correctional Facility in Lima, Ohio, just after 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Police captured him at 1:20 a.m. Friday.
The above video shows OSHP officers leading Lane to custody.
Police say Lane, along with two other inmates, jumped a fence Thursday evening. Police found one inmate almost immediately and the third inmate several hours after Lane.
Authorities transferred Lane to a Youngstown prison Friday morning.
Lane pleaded guilty last year to aggravated murder charges in the February 2012 shooting spree at Chardon High School. Lane, then 17, said he didn’t know why he shot the teens.
At sentencing, he unbuttoned a dress shirt to reveal a T-shirt scrawled with the word “killer.” He wore a similar shirt during the shootings. He cursed and made an obscene gesture as the judge gave him three consecutive life sentences.
Prosecutors say Lane took a .22-caliber pistol to school and fired 10 shots, killing Daniel Parmertor and Demetrius Hewlin, both 16, and Russell King Jr., 17, while wounding two others. One of the wounded students is now paralyzed.