Suspect fired gun into crowd in Decatur, police say

Published: Aug. 7, 2019 at 11:19 PM CDT
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DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - Decatur police have arrested a suspect in connection to a weekend shooting.

Police responded to a shooting call in the 1300 block of 19th Avenue SW at approximately 5:30 p.m. Aug. 3. Officers say a female had been shot in the abdomen and was taken to Huntsville Hospital.

Investigators determined that Xavier Yarbrough, 22, fired several shots into a crowd, striking the victim.

Her injuries were deemed non-life-threatening, and she is expected to make a full recovery.

An arrest warrant was obtained for the charge of first-degree assault.

Yarbrough turned himself in on Aug. 5.

His bond at the county jail was set at $30,000 cash by Morgan County Circuit Judge Charles Elliott.

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