Athens Police arrest suspect in deadly shooting on Hine Street, victim identified

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ATHENS, Ala. – Police have now arrested the suspect in a deadly shooting that happened earlier Monday.

Decatur Police Chief Nadis Carlisle said the suspected shooter, who is now identified ad Frank Harper Franklin, turned himself in to Decatur Police Monday afternoon. He was charged with murder Monday evening.

It started around noon Monday when the victim, identified as Kevin Kirk Bell, 41, was shot at at Higgins Court Apartments on Hine Street, near the intersection of Browns Ferry Street, Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said.

Police aren't giving a motive for the shooting.