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Decatur Police: Suspect steals gun, shoots at gun’s owner


Decatur Police: Suspect steals gun, shoots at gun’s owner

Photo by Dan Whisenhunt
Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

This story has been updated. 

Decatur Police say someone called them from the parking lot at 178 Sams Street in reference to shots fired.

The victim told police that on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 20, he saw a man crawling out of his vehicle window and walking toward the street. The victim said the window had been broken and his handgun stolen from inside.

“The victim got into his car and followed the suspect to the 2600 block of Talley Street,” Decatur Police Sgt. Jennifer Ross said. “The suspect turned around and fired two gunshots toward the victim’s vehicle.  The victim made a u-turn to leave the area and the suspect followed him on foot and fired two more gunshots toward the victim’s vehicle.  A witness stated the suspect got into a green Jeep occupied by a black female and left the area on Talley Street towards South Columbia Drive.”

There were no injuries reported. One of the shots hit the trunk of the victim’s vehicle. Police described the suspect as a black man, in his late teens to early 20’s, with light complexion, approximately 5’10-6 feet tall. He has a thin build and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with red letters outlined in white, light blue jeans, white and black tennis shoes and a white belt.


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