Documents: Decatur man charged with murder said 'I shot my best friend'

Bond was set at $150,000.

Posted: Jun 10, 2021 10:52 PM
Updated: Jun 11, 2021 1:44 PM

A Decatur man was arrested and charged with murder after a deadly shooting.

Decatur police say 44-year-old Spencer Harwell was charged with murder and booked into the Morgan County Jail.

Police responded to the 3000 block of Highway 31 South Thursday about 1:40 p.m. in reference to a shooting. When officers arrived, they found 62-year-old Frankie Smith Jr. with a gunshot wound. Smith was transported to Decatur Morgan Hospital where he died from his injuries.

A witness told police Harwell shot the victim. Officers found Harwell at the back of the property standing by a truck.

After being detained, court documents state Harwell made a spontaneous utterance stating, "I shot my best friend."

The documents say Smith was shot in the head.

Harwell's bond was set at $150,000.

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