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Decatur Police are investigating a fatal shooting

One person is dead and two are injured after a shooting early Saturday morning in Decatur.
Published: Apr. 30, 2022 at 9:27 AM CDT
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DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - The Decatur Police Department says that officers were responding to a disturbance call around 4:30 a.m. Saturday near the 1000 block of 5th Ave. SW when they discovered a male suffering from a gunshot.

According to the Decatur Police Department, Charles Baker Jr., 42, was transported to Parkway Hospital, then transferred to Huntsville Hospital but was pronounced deceased at Huntsville Hospital.

At 4:45 a.m. Saturday, a male, Martez Jackson, 34, and a female drove to Parkway Hospital also suffering from gunshot wounds, both were also transported to Huntsville Hospital but are in stable condition.

Officers determined Jackson was a suspect in the killing of Baker Jr. and arrested him. Jackson is being held in the Morgan County Jail on a $150,000 bond.

The investigation is still ongoing and more information will be added as it is made available.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact Detective Joshua Daniell at 256-341-4644 or Detective Jasmin Ferizovic at 256-341-4614.

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