1 killed in Sunday morning Decatur homicide, suspect in custody


DECATUR, Ala. – One person was killed in an overnight homicide in Decatur on Sunday.

Michael Elijah Vasquez (Photo: Decatur Police Department)

Decatur Police said they were called to the 3200-block of Modaus Road around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday.

When officers arrived, they said they found 52-year-old Wayne Harold Jones had been shot and killed.

Decatur Police said Michael Elijah Vasquez was developed as a suspect.

Vasquez turned himself in at the Decatur Police Department on Sunday morning for the charge of murder, according to police.

Vasquez is being held at the Morgan County Jail on a $150,000 bond.

The Decatur Police Department stated the homicide is believed to be an isolated incident.

Authorities said the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information should contact Violent Crimes Detective Sean Mukaddam at (256) 341-4617.

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