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College Park man suspect in Alabama killing

By Ed Brock

Police are investigating whether a College Park man was involved in a homicide in Selma, Ala.

Clayton County police arrested Bryant Keith Lattimore, 22, on Tuesday at Highland Woods Apartments on Riverdale Road and charged with loitering and prowling, Clayton County Police Capt. Jeff Turner said. The arrest came after a caller identified Lattimore as the person driving a Chevrolet Tahoe that was found abandoned at the apartment complex on Saturday and that belonged to 37-year-old Morris Hatcher of Selma.

Hatcher was shot in the head at a car wash on Jeff Davis Avenue in Selma around 6:30 a.m. Saturday and his killer took the Tahoe that he was vacuuming at the time, according to the city of Selma Police Department. The Tahoe was recovered just after 4 p.m. that day, according to a Clayton County police report.

When police received a call on Tuesday about Lattimore being among a group of people loitering in front of a building at Highland Woods they responded and captured Lattimore after a brief foot chase. When asked why he ran Lattimore told police that he thought they were members of the "Hit Squad," a local gang.

Lattimore is currently being held in Dallas County, Alabama jail on an unrelated robbery charge, Selma Police Capt. Anita Barlow said. Barlow said there may be other suspects in the case.