Vigil held for Decatur homicide victim

Published: May. 19, 2015 at 7:20 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 16, 2015 at 7:20 PM CDT
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Josh Davis (Source: Facebook)
Josh Davis (Source: Facebook)

DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - A vigil was held Tuesday night for a man found dead in Decatur over the weekend.

The vigil for Joshua Davis was held at Wilson-Morgan Park in Decatur.

Police said his body was found on Saturday morning at a pavilion near Adventureland at the park. Investigators said a passer-by found his body around 9 a.m.

Davis appeared to have died from a single bullet wound to the head; results of an autopsy are pending.

His father purposely chose Wilson-Morgan Park as the site for the vigil.

"You don't want nobody to be scared to come to an area like this because of something that went on," said Perry Davis. "I have another son that plays ball and I don't want nobody to be scared to bring their kids here."

The candlelight vigil signified different things to different people, but the one thing everyone in attendance conveyed was a prayer for justice.

Joshua's sister April said coming back to where her brother died was difficult, and hopes justice is served soon.

"We have a lot of memories and we have a lot of pictures, but there's nothing that will bring my brother back," April said.

Joshua Davis was the second man found dead in Decatur within a 24-hour period.

Police said evidence recovered at the scene indicates the shooting may be related to other violent acts that happened over the weekend in Decatur.

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