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DECATUR — Decatur police have arrested a second suspect in connection with the attempted murders of two people on Saturday.

Police said Thursday they had arrested Charles C. Boey, 23, on a warrant for attempted murder. Another suspect, Thomas U. Ellzey, 25, was arrested Wednesday.

Boey was arrested about 11 a.m. Thursday afternoon in the 800 block of North Edward Street. Decatur police Sgt. Steve Carroll said.

Boey is being held in Macon County Jail without bond.

The victims, a 20-year-old man and his 24-year-old sister, were hit by multiple gunshots as they backed out of a driveway in the 1000 block of West View Street at 11:19 p.m. Saturday.

Sworn police statements said the siblings were shot in their arm and torsos, and both sets of wounds were considered life-threatening. Their bullet-riddled van had been driven to Decatur Memorial Hospital, where they were interviewed by police as they were readied for surgery.

Sworn statements allege Ellzey and Boey were waiting as the van with the brother and sister backed out of a driveway. The victims told police they then heard gunshots and saw muzzle flashes as their bodies were hit by bullets coming from where Ellzey and Boey were standing.

The victims later identified the suspects from a photo lineup, police said.

The two victims’ conditions have since stabilized.

Police continue to investigate whether the incident is connected to a number of other shootings late early Sunday. Gunshots were reported at 1 a.m in the 500 block of West Division Street; 2:10 a.m in the 3700 block of North Portage Place; 4:19 a.m. in the 1700 block of West Center Street; and 4:41 a.m in the 100 block of West Leafland Avenue.

An investigation is ongoing in the case, though no further arrests are anticipated at this time, according to a statement from the Decatur Police Department.

Anyone with information should call the Decatur Police Department at (217) 424-2711 or Crime Stoppers at (217) 423-8477.


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