Decatur Police arrest, charge murder suspect following shooting

Published: Jan. 10, 2022 at 10:31 AM CST
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DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - The Decatur Police Department has identified and arrested a murder suspect connected with a Jan. 9 shooting.

Decatur police officers found Jamaal Jackson, of Decatur, at a home in the 300-block of Monroe Drive NW suffering from a gunshot wound on Sunday night. Jackson succumbed to his wounds at the scene.

Through an investigation, officers identified Jamari Demone Jones of Decatur and arrested him. According to court documents, Jones confessed to shooting Jackson with an AK-47 during an altercation in the front yard of the home.

Jones was transported to Morgan County Correctional Facility in lieu of a $75,000 bond.

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