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UPDATE: Suspect released after fatal Fyffe shooting

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Sheriff's deputies investigated a shooting outside the Dollar General in Fyffe. Sheriff's deputies investigated a shooting outside the Dollar General in Fyffe.
FYFFE, AL (WAFF) -

DeKalb County Sheriff's deputies were on the scene of a shooting at the Dollar General store in Fyffe on Friday.

Sheriff Jimmy Harris said that Edward Lee Phillips, 48 of Dawson, was shot multiple times in the Fyffe Dollar General parking lot around 8:30 p.m.

Sheriff Harris said that the driver of a vehicle was at the store to rent movies and was leaving when Phillips approached the car and began an argument. According to the sheriff, witnesses said Phillips was shot after he started hitting the driver through an open window. The sheriff said Phillips was shot three times.

Phillips died in the DeKalb Regional Medical Center's ER before he could be airlifted to another hospital. 

The shooting suspect was detained by responding officers, and the weapon used in the shooting was recovered. Numerous witnesses were interviewed, and the suspect was transported to the Sheriff's Office, where he was also interviewed. After consulting with District Attorney Mike O'Dell, an autopsy was ordered for Phillips's body, which was transported from DeKalb Regional to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science in Huntsville by Coroner Tom Wilson. 

After an initial review of all of the circumstance, the suspect was released. Sheriff Harris said further investigation is progressing at this time, and the case will likely be presented to a grand jury for a determination of possible charges. 

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