Decatur police make arrest in shooting incident

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DECATUR - The Decatur Police Department has announced that a man has been arrested in connection with a shooting incident that happened earlier this month.

Decatur police say on March 11, at about 2:22 p.m., officers responded to a home in the 900 block of North Pine Street for a report of shots fired.  Upon arriving, police say the home's resident told officers that she heard multiple gunshots hit the house.  Authorities also say that the resident reported seeing two individuals, one of whom she knew as "Kimmy," in front of her house shortly after she heard the gunshots.  When asked by officers, the resident said she recognized "Kimmy's" face, voice, and distinct limp.  Officers also say they were able to recover bullets from inside the home.

Decatur police say they showed the resident a photo line-up, and that she had allegedly identified Rakem Hill, 21, as "Kimmy" in that line-up.  Authorities also say that officers interviewed a witness, who said that he allegedly saw two black males in front of the house shooting guns.  One of the suspects was identified by the witness as having longer, possibly braided hair, with a distinctive limp.  When shown the same photo line-up, Decatur police say the witness identified Hill as one of the individuals who allegedly shot at the house.

Authorities say Hill was arrested on March 30, 2015.  Hill faces preliminary charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm and possession of a weapon by a felon.  He is currently being held in the Macon County Jail on $250,000 bond.

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