Decatur Police investigating overnight fatal shooting

Decatur
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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.

Trending Stories