Decatur man charged with assault, having stolen property in shooting

Melvin Keith Dancy

The victim was shot in his leg, police said.

Posted: Mar 4, 2021 2:29 PM

The Decatur Police Department has made an arrest related to a Wednesday night shooting.

Melvin Keith Dancy, 62, of Decatur is charged with assault and receiving stolen property.

Decatur police responded to a shooting call at Speed Z gas station, 1202 Moulton St. W. The department said officers found a man with a gunshot wound to his left leg. He was taken to Decatur Morgan Hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.

Police said Dancy then was identified as the suspect. He was found nearby with a firearm.

The weapon was later determined to be a firearm a Decatur resident had reported stolen from inside a vehicle on Feb. 6, police said.

Dancy was taken to the Morgan County Correctional Facility with a $5,000 bond.

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