Man charged with murder in deadly Morgan County shooting

Richard Odell Clark,

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Posted: Jan 22, 2021 1:49 PM
Updated: Jan 22, 2021 6:01 PM

Update: Investigators arrested Richard Odell Clark, 42, of Falkville for murder. He’s being held in the Morgan County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

The sheriff’s office says it’s waiting to release the identity of the victim until family has been notified.

From earlier:

The sheriff’s office says the suspect turned their self in at the scene. The victim is a male, and authorities say the two were "aware of each other" before the shooting.

The sheriff's office says a handgun was used as the weapon, and there is no threat to the public. Some family has been notified.

Original story:

The Morgan County Sheriff's Office said deputies are on the scene of a shooting in the 1,200 block of Highway 55 E between Falkville and Eva.

The Morgan County coroner said one person is dead.

The scene is secure and there is a large law enforcement presence.

They are not searching for a suspect.

Avoid the area if possible.

Use caution if you cannot.

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