Police investigating July 4 homicide in Decatur


DECATUR, Ala. — A Decatur man is dead following a shooting on July 4 in the 200-block of Hillside Road SW.

Decatur Police responded to the location at 1:09 a.m. in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, they found Keith Edmond Nelms, 53, dead with a gunshot wound.

Authorities identified the suspect as the victim’s brother, 68-year-old Lavoudis Lee Nelms. He was located on scene and detained for questioning.

Police are still investigating.

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