UPDATE: Suspect arrested in deadly shooting of elderly Eufaula man

Updated: Oct. 28, 2020 at 8:52 AM EDT
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EUFAULA, Ala. (WTVM) - A suspect has been arrested in a Eufaula shooting that left an elderly man dead early Wednesday morning.

Dewayne Jamar Henderson, 23, of Eufaula is charged with the murder of 78-year-old James “Happy” Williams."

Officers were called to an assault on Norman St. at approximately 1:05 a.m., according to police.

Inside a residence, they found Williams suffering a gunshot wound to the upper body.

Barbour County Coroner Chip Chapman was called to the scene and pronounced Williams dead.

Henderson is being held in the Eufaula City Jail to await a bond hearing.

The investigation in ongoing. Anyone with information surrounding Williams' murder is asked to contact Eufaula police at 334-687-1200.

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