Fatal shooting

Riding lawn mowers and welding equipment sit under a carport at a workshop where police were investigating a fatal shooting Thursday afternoon. [BAYNE HUGHES/THE DECATUR DAILY]

One man is dead and a suspect is in custody after an apparent shooting this afternoon at a workshop behind an auto dealership at 3023 U.S. 31 South in Decatur.

Decatur police said the shooting occurred at approximately 1:40 p.m. Officers responding to the scene just south of Cedar Lake Road found a man with a gunshot wound, according to a police news release.

The victim was taken to Decatur Morgan Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police spokesperson Irene Cardenas-Martinez said. Police have not released the identity of the suspect or victim. Capt. Jeremy Hayes said the two men knew each other "so there's not a threat to the public."

Hayes said the workshop building, where a number of riding lawn mowers and welding equipment sat under a carport, is on the same property as the auto dealership but is leased to another business owner. The dealership, K&D Auto Wholesale, posted on its Facebook page that it "had no affiliation or involvement with this incident."

Investigators on the scene were waiting for warrant at about 4 p.m. so they could enter the building and complete their investigation of the scene.


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