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DECATUR — Police on Tuesday said a murder arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect in the shooting death of Bernard Norvell of Decatur.

In a news release, the Decatur Police Department said Alexander L. Boey, 26, is wanted on a preliminary charge of first-degree murder. Boey is described as 6 feet tall and weighing 155 pounds. Police said Boey is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Police said Norvell, 35, was shot about 12:45 a.m. June 3 at 447 E. Stuart Ave. Norvell was rushed to Decatur Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:23 a.m.

Detectives have been working the case with search warrants and numerous interviews.

Police were called back to the house to investigate after the home was damaged by a fire on Sunday. The Decatur Fire Department said the house was unoccupied at the time of the fire, which was being investigated as an arson.

Anyone with information about about the shooting or the whereabouts of Boey is asked to call Decatur police at (217) 424-2711 or Crime Stoppers at (217) 423-8477.


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Contact Tony Reid at (217) 421-7977. Follow him on Twitter: @TonyJReid

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