Victim identified in Morgan County deadly shooting

Shooting update

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - Morgan County Deputies tell WAFF 48 news that one man is dead, and another is in custody after a deadly shooting near Falkville.

Morgan County authorities say 58-year-old Patrick Edward Burkhart was killed in that shooting.

42-year-old Richard Odell Clark of Falkville is charged with murder. Clark was booked into the Morgan County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

The shooting happened at a home in the 1200 block of Highway 55 between Falkville and Eva around 1:30 p.m. Friday.

We are told that there is no threat to the public, and that a handgun was collected by investigators.

A spokesman for the sheriff’s office states the suspect and victim appear to have known one another.

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