Decatur Police capture convenience store shooter

Carlos Jerome Turner (Source: Decatur Police Department)
Carlos Jerome Turner (Source: Decatur Police Department)

DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - Three Decatur schools were on lockdown Wednesday afternoon as police officers searched for a shooting suspect in the area.

Somerville Road Elementary, Oak Park Middle and Decatur High School were all on modified lockdown.

Investigators say one person was shot in the leg in the parking lot of the Busy Bee gas station on 19th Avenue SE this afternoon. The victim drove to Decatur General for treatment.

The alleged shooter, Carlos Jerome Turner, 35, fled the scene and officers continued their search until around 7:45 p.m.

The lockdown was lifted around 2 p.m. and officers continued to patrol the area as a precaution.

Detectives from the Decatur Police Violent Crimes Unit responded to an anonymous tip that Turner was at 1002 E Moulton St. in one of the apartments.

Authorities said Turner attempted to flee from the apartment, was stopped, and he surrendered.

Turner was taken to the Decatur City Jail and will be transferred to the Morgan County Jail on a $2500 bond.

He is currently on parole, and the Alabama Probation and Parole office will be notified of his arrest.

The Decatur Police Department wanted to thank the local press and the public for information received that assisted them in capturing the shooter.

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