Arrest made in Decatur homicide investigation

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DECATUR - WAND has learned the Decatur Police Department has made an arrest in the homicide that took place just before 10 PM Thursday night in the 200 Block of West Packard Street.

Early Friday afternoon, U.S. Marshals took into custody a 19 year old Decatur resident. During an interview with police detectives, the suspect claimed the shooting was accidental and that he did not intend to fire the weapon at the victim, identified as Andre C. Brown, Jr., 18.

The Decatur Police Department plans to charge the suspect with involuntary manslaughter in the near future.

Police are now focusing on solving the other homicide that occurred at 1:45 AM on the 1500 Block of East Walnut Street. Timothy Norris, 36, of Decatur, was killed in that shooting. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police detectives at 424-2711.

Police do not believe the two homicides are connected.

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