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Decatur police arrest armed suspect of robbery attempt, burglary

Kenneth Ray Pitts Jr. (Source: WAFF) Kenneth Ray Pitts Jr. (Source: WAFF)
Shooting scene on 7th Avenue in Decatur (Source: WAFF) Shooting scene on 7th Avenue in Decatur (Source: WAFF)
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

Decatur police arrested a man following a Thursday night armed robbery attempt. 

Officers responded to 7th Avenue around 7:30p.m. where they said they found a man shot in the leg. The victim's injuries were not life-threatening.

The victim claims he was with his wife in a storage shed when a black man wearing a black bandana approached and demanded money. Officers said the victim closed the door to the storage shed before the gunman could get inside. 

The man in the bandana fired one shot into the door and struck the victim in his leg. 

Officers searched the area, but were unable to find a suspect. 

Later that evening, officers responded to another burglary call at Jiffy Laundry on Austinvile Road.

Based on video a black male wearing a clown mask forced entry into a store and stole property from the business.

On Friday, Kenneth Ray Pitts Jr. was developed as a suspect in the robbery attempt and the shooting. He was located and brought to the department.

Pitts was charged with two counts of robbery in the first degree, a count of assault in the second degree, and one count of burglary in the third degree. 

He was transported to the Morgan County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 bond.

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