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The Decatur Police Department needs your help in solving this week’s crime of the week.


On January 23rd, 2024 at approximately 8:30 P.M. Decatur Police were responded to the intersection of N Morgan / E Grand Ave. in reference to a shooting.

Officers arrived on scene and spoke to a victim who advised he just left a nearby convenience store after utilizing an ATM machine. The victim advised as he was walking he was approached by a suspect who pointed a chrome colored handgun at him. This suspect demanded money and shot the victim in the leg. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of currency from the victim and ran in a N/E direction from the scene.

The suspect was described as a light skinned black male, approximately 19 – 20 years of age, 5`10″ – 6` in height, thin build, wearing a gray and black colored hooded shirt, gray colored sweat pants, and black ski mask. The suspect had a low fade haircut and crooked teeth.

If you have any information regarding this robbery, please call Crime Stoppers at 217-423-TIPS. You do not have to give your name. Crime Stoppers will pay $500 or more for information that leads to an arrest on the crime of the week. Thank you.

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