Police Apprehend Man After Tuscaloosa Killing

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By Alabama News Network

Authorities say they've apprehended a suspect in the killing of a man at a Tuscaloosa business.


The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/1BUIU9y) that 38-year-old Eric Omar Petty is accused of killing 41-year-old Marcellus Brown at the Easy Money payday loan business on McFarland Boulevard around 6 p.m. Saturday.


Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit commander Sgt. Dale Phillips said Brown was shot in the chest.


Phillips didn't disclose a possible motive, but said the killing appears to have been a personal issue between the men that didn't involve the business.


Phillips said members of a U.S. Marshals task force and the homicide unit arrested Petty around 5:40 a.m. Sunday. He was being held on a murder charge at the Tuscaloosa County Jail. It wasn't known Monday whether he has an attorney.


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