Tuskegee PD makes arrest in first homicide of 2016

Published: Jan. 4, 2016 at 10:03 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 12, 2016 at 10:03 PM CST
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TUSKEGEE, AL (WSFA) - The Tuskegee Police Department has made an arrest in reference to the first homicide of 2016.

According to Tuskegee Police Chief Lester Patrick, 35-year-old Melvin Sparks, Jr. has been charged with murder in the shooting death of 29-year-old Nordrick James.

Police say the shooting occurred in the 1500 block of Ashdale Road.

Police are not releasing a motive for the shooting at this time, but did say that there was a dispute between the two parties.

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