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Police search for suspect after deadly shootout in Evansville

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Posted at 6:45 AM, Dec 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-27 11:10:30-05

An early Saturday morning shootout in Evansville left one man dead and prompted police to search for a suspect spotted running away from the scene, investigators said.

Police were called to the Marathon gas station at 326 S. Kentucky Ave., around 2:15 a.m. after central dispatch reported a shooting.

Officers found Williams in a nearby alleyway where he appeared to have multiple gunshot wounds, according to Evansville Police Department spokesman Sgt. Jason Cullum.

The Vanderburgh Co. Coroner's Office identified the victim as 25-year-old Decedric D. Williams of Evansville.

Williams was pronounced dead at 4:13 a.m. at St. Mary's Medical Center. An autopsy is pending, according to Steve Lockyear, Vanderburgh Co. Chief Deputy Coroner.

Witnesses told police the incident started as a dispute between Williams and another man and escalated into a shootout with both men firing multiple shots at each other, according to Cullum.

The man who survived the shootout ran southwest across Walnut Avenue. Police have identified their suspect as 28-year-old Demeko M. Bradley.

Police are currently searching for Bradley as of Saturday morning and ask anyone with information related to the shooting to call EPD at 436-7979 or WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME.

Bradley is five feet, six inches tall and weighs about 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and black sweatpants. Police warn he is armed and dangerous.