Decatur police identify man killed in shooting, one charged with murder


DECATUR, Ala. — Decatur Police are investigating after one man died from a gunshot wound on Thursday.

Decatur Police responded to a shooting call in the 3000 block of Highway 31 South at approximately 1:40 p.m. on Thursday.

When officers arrived, they located a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was identified as Frankie Roland Smith Jr., 62,. Smith was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Investigators said their primary suspect in the case is Spencer Newton Harwell, 44. Harwell is charged with murder and booked in the Morgan County Correctional Facility in lieu of a $150,000 bond.

Police have a suspect in custody at this time, and it is believed to be an isolated incident.

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