Update: Victim identified following shooting in Morgan County


UPDATE: The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim of Friday’s shooting as Patrick Edward Burkhart, 58, of Falkville.

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – One man is dead and a suspect is in custody following a shooting in Morgan County, according to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.

Morgan County Sheriff Office investigators arrested Richard Odell Clark, 42 of Falkville and charged him with Murder. Clark was taken to the Morgan County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

Morgan County deputies were called to the scene between Falkville and Eva around 1:30 PM Friday.

The sheriff’s office says Burkhart and Clark knew each other.

The report says a handgun was used and the suspect surrendered peacefully.

Morgan County deputies were called to a shooting between Falkville and Eva on Hwy 55 around 1:45 p.m. Friday.

People were asked to avoid the area if possible because of a large law enforcement presence, but authorities said the scene was secure.

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