Decatur police this morning identified the victim and suspect in a fatal Friday afternoon shooting at 349 Herring Road.

Police found Ghaith Hameed Vest, 22, dead when they responded to a 3:30 p.m. call of a shooting at the Herring Road address, police spokeswoman Emily Long said today.

Long said Martavius Cortez Lee, 21, of 1023 Routon Drive S.W., Decatur, was charged with murder. Bond was set at $150,000.

On Friday, Long said police initially received a 911 call of a robbery, and another call was received reporting a shooting.

Morgan County Coroner Jeff Chunn on Friday said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Chunn was taking the body to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Huntsville for an autopsy.

Vest attended Danville High School, where he was a linebacker for the Danville Hawks. He received an honorable mention in theĀ 2012 Decatur Daily Class 1A-3A All-Area football team.

At the time of the alleged shooting, Lee was out on $2,500 bond on 2019 Morgan County District Court charges of first-degree mischief, a felony. Police charged him with intentionally damaging a 2012 Honda Civic on Aug. 7 by breaking its rearview mirror, breaking out the rear window, and scratching and denting the vehicle.

Lee was indicted in May 2018 on charges of second-degree marijuana possession and of driving a vehicle while under the influence of a substance that rendered him incapable of driving. The charges were dismissed by the Morgan County Circuit Court in September 2018 upon his entrance into a pretrial intervention program.

eric@decaturdaily.com or 256-340-2435. Twitter @DD_Fleischauer.

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