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DECATUR – Police are seeking 29-year-old Preston D. Hyde on an attempted murder charge after he allegedly shot a 39-year-old man Thursday morning in the Wabash Crossing neighborhood.

He is listed as 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds, according to the statistics at the time of his booking into the Macon County Jail in November. Hyde has tattoos on both arms, right hand, face, neck and back, said Decatur police detective Sgt. Steve Carroll.

The victim suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. He was treated at Decatur Memorial Hospital for one or more gunshot wounds.

Police received the report of a man shot and wounded at 10:55 a.m. Thursday. The victim was in a vehicle in the 400 block of East Orchard Street when a vehicle pulled up that was occupied by the suspect.

“Some words were exchanged, shots were fired at the vehicle and into the vehicle and the subject was struck,” Carroll said. “Everybody involved knew each other.”

Anyone with information about Hyde is urged to call Decatur police at (217) 424-2711, call anonymously at Crime Stoppers (217) 423-8477 or visit

A reward will be given to anyone who provides information to Crime Stoppers leading to an arrest.