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DECATUR — A 23-year-old Decatur man faces a preliminary home invasion charge after police said he entered an apartment and attacked one of the residents. 

A signed police affidavit said officers were called to the apartment complex in the 4000 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Drive just after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. A woman told police the man came into the apartment after she told him to leave and tried to shut the door. 

The man went to the apartment's back bedroom and hit the other resident in the head as he slept, the affidavit said. The sleeping man hit back and the fight moved into the living room, the affidavit said. During the altercation, both residents heard a single gunshot, the affidavit said. 

The arrested man was shoved out of the apartment by the male resident, the affidavit said. After police arrived to the scene, a 9mm shell casing was found behind a couch cushion in the living room and a hole was found in the apartment's west wall, the affidavit said. 

Neither of the residents saw the man pull out a weapon, but both said they believed he was the one who fired the shot, the affidavit said. When the man was taken into custody Wednesday morning, detectives found a loaded 9mm handgun sitting on the rear seat of his vehicle. 

In addition to the home invasion charge, the man also faces a preliminary charge of possession of a weapon by a felon. Preliminary charges are subject to review by the state's attorney's office.

The man was being held Friday in the Macon County Jail on $50,000 bond. 

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Public Safety Reporter

Public safety reporter for the Herald & Review.

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