Decatur apartment shooting victim dies; police looking for murder suspect

The Decatur Police Department is investigating after a person was shot and killed in Decatur Place Apartments.

Posted: Nov 21, 2019 5:53 PM
Updated: Nov 22, 2019 9:25 AM

The Decatur Police Department is looking for a suspect after a Thursday murder.

Police are looking for Shadeed Abdul Fuqua, 29, in connection with the murder of Jarmaine Cardell Jones, 27. According to court documents, Fuqua is currently out on bond for previous charges for running from police last month.

Shadeed Abdul Fuqua

Jones was killed about 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Decatur Place Apartments, 304 Courtney Drive SW.

Officers arrived on scene and located Jones outside of Apartment Building F with gunshot wounds, said Emme Long, police spokesperson.

Jones was transported to Decatur Morgan Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Fuqua is asked to contact Violent Crimes Detective Sean Mukaddam at (256) 341-4617 or smukaddam@decatur-al.gov.

If seen in public, do not approach Fuqua. 

This is believed to be an isolated incident, Long said. The investigation is ongoing.

Fuqua has a lengthy rap sheet. According to court documents, he is currently out on bond for misdemeanor charges for reckless endangerment and attempting to elude on Oct. 28.

Fuqua was sentenced to eight years in prison for domestic violence and unlawful distribution of a controlled substance. He was just released in May.

A friend and former classmate to Jones, Ambria Beckham, shared a message with WAAY 31.

"No matter what he faced, he would still make sure you’re okay. I just can’t picture someone walking up, taking a sweet soul like his," Beckham said. "It takes a cold-hearted individual to do something to someone like that. I don’t wanna remember Jarmaine like this. I wanna remember him as our protector, funny, outgoing friend that he was.”

From earlier: 

The Decatur Police Department is investigating after a person was shot in Decatur Place Apartments.

Emme Long, police spokesperson, said the victim was taken to a hospital in unknown condition.

Long said there is no risk to public safety.

Stay with WAAY 31 on air and WAAYTV.com online for updates.

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