Athens man arrested in connection with Sunday Decatur shooting


DECATUR, Ala. — An Athens man has been charged with receiving stolen property following a shooting in Decatur Sunday afternoon.

Decatur Police say officers responded to the scene on US-31 where they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The unidentified man was taken to Huntsville Hospital, treated, and released.

The suspect, 51-year-old Ronney Facison, remained on-scene after officers arrived, and was questioned.

Officers determined the shooting happened after a dispute involving a personal relationship and the gun in the shooting was stolen from Huntsville.

Facison was arrested and booked into the Morgan County Jail on a single charge of receiving stolen property.

His bond was set at $2,500.

Decatur Police say they believe this is an isolated event and the case will be presented to the Morgan County District Attorney’s Office.

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