Decatur Police investigating overnight fatal shooting

DECATUR, Ala. – Police found a man who had been shot and killed on North Street overnight Thursday.

Decatur Police Department officers responded to a welfare check on a man at around 2:28 a.m. When they arrived, officers said the man was dead from a gunshot wound.

Detectives processed the scene and a person of interest is being questioned.  At 11 p.m. Thursday the Decatur Police Department released the victim’s identity as 44-year-old Jason Edward Tapscott.

Police ask anyone information regarding the case should contact Violent Crimes Sergeant Mike Burleson at (256) 341-4600.

This is believed to be an isolated incident but the investigation is ongoing.

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