Homicide investigation underway in Decatur, victim identified

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UPDATE: Decatur Police have identified the victim as Jason Edward Tapscott, 44. Police are interviewing persons of interest and continue to investigate.


A well-being check early Thursday morning turned into a homicide investigation for Decatur Police.

When officers arrived after being asked to check on a man in the 1600 block of North Street SE, they found a deceased male with a gunshot wound. Detectives arrived and processed the scene and persons of interest are being interviewed.

Decatur Police say they believe this to be an isolated incident and that anyone with information should contact Violent Crimes Sergeant Mike Burleson at (256) 341-4600.

The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released as it becomes available.

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