Decatur police investigating July 4 homicide

As of Tuesday morning, no charges have been filed.

Posted: Jul 6, 2021 12:00 PM

The Decatur Police Department is investigating a homicide that took place in the early morning hours of July 4.

Keith Edmond Nelms, 53, was found dead from a gunshot wound in the 200 block of Hillside Road SW about 1:09 a.m. Sunday, according to the Decatur Police Department.

Police identified Lavoudis Lee Nelms, the 68-year-old brother of the victim, as a suspect and detained him for questioning, police said.

As of Tuesday morning, no charges have been filed.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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