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Woman shot in Decatur has died, coroner says

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Paul M. Folks

Paul M. Folks. 

DECATUR — The Decatur woman found shot under the East Garfield Avenue overpass has died, authorities confirmed Tuesday evening.

Shemilah Sanders, 22, died at 1:59 p.m. Tuesday in the intensive care unit of Decatur Memorial Hospital, Macon County Coroner Michael E. Day said in a statement.

2 relatives arrested in Decatur shooting that put victim on life support, police say

Detectives had already arrested two Decatur men in connection with the crime. Paul M. Folks, 41, was taken into custody Monday night and jailed on a preliminary charge of attempted murder.

Earlier, 30-year-old Lavanski Folks, the nephew of the other suspect, was arrested at 3:20 a.m. Sunday and jailed on preliminary charges of the aggravated discharge of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon. Lavanski Folks was described by witnesses as brandishing a handgun in a dispute with a group of people, according to a sworn statement.

Decatur Police said they later developed “probable cause” to arrest Paul Folks on the more serious charge after more interviews with witnesses and processing the crime scene.


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

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