Arrest made in Decatur murder

One woman arrested for killing of Caridad Stripe

Monday morning, Decatur Police and Fire & Rescue responded to an E911 call to find a person lying in the parking lot of an apartment complex suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the chest.

The victim has been identified as Caridad Stripe. Stripe was transported to Decatur Morgan Hospital Parkway Campus where she was pronounced dead.

According to Decatur Police, members of the department’s Violent Crimes Unit were notified of the shooting and made their way to the scene. Detective Jodi Fuller, with the Family Services Unit, heard the suspect’s vehicle description broadcast over the radio and located it fleeing the scene. 

Detective Fuller was able to stop the vehicle at the intersection of Old Moulton Road and Moadus Road SW. 

Latoria McGuire, the only person in the vehicle, was detained by Fuller pending further investigation. 

McGuire was later placed under arrest for Murder. McGuire’s bond was set at $250,000.00 by Morgan County Circuit Judge Jennifer Howell. She will be held in the Morgan County Jail pending bond.  

 

 


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