DECATUR — Police said they are seeking Cody M. Burries, 29, on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Marcel Whitfield, 32, of Decatur, who died April 7 after being shot twice in the parking lot of a Decatur bar.
Whitfield was shot in the chest and thigh in the early hours of April 7 and died at 7:45 p.m. at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Macon County Coroner Michael E. Day said. Whitfield had surgery and was moved to the cardiovascular unit where he suddenly went into full arrest and was pronounced dead after lengthy resuscitation efforts, Day said.
Detective Sgt. Chris Copeland said Whitfield was shot while sitting in his vehicle and stumbled into Feeling Lucky Lounge & Package, 3775 N. Woodford St., at 1:39 a.m. seeking help. Staff immediately called 911 and took care of Whitfield until emergency responders arrived.
The warrant for Burries' arrest was issued April 8. Police are seeking the public's help in locating Burries. Anyone with information is asked to call the Decatur Police Department at (217) 424-2711 or (217) 424-2734.