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62-year-old man arrested in Decatur shooting, police say

The gunshot victim was taken to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for a non-life-threatening injury.
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DECATUR, Ala. — The Decatur Police Department arrested a 62-year-old man in relation to a shooting that took place at a Decatur gas station on March 3.

Police say they responded to a shooting call at a gas station located at 1202 Moulton Street W on March 3 and upon arrival located a man suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg.

Melvin Keith Dancy, 62, of Decatur was developed as a suspect over the course of the investigation. Police found Dancy nearby with a firearm in his possession, police say.

The Decatur Police Department said the weapon was later determined to have been reported stolen from a vehicle on February 6.

Dancy has been charged with second-degree assault and second-degree receiving stolen property. He was taken to the Morgan County Correctional Facility on a $5,000 bond.

The gunshot victim was taken to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for a non-life-threatening injury.

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