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Man Arrested in South Side Shooting

(photo courtesy RTV6)

Police have arrested a suspect in a fatal shooting on the city's south side last Friday.

26-year-old Albert Rogers was taken into custody Thursday afternoon and formally charged with murder in the shooting death of 31-year-old Joshua Tucker.  Tucker was found dead in a driveway in the 1300 block of Edgewood Avenue on June 6.

Rogers was apprehended in the parking lot of the Safeway grocery store in the 2100 block of Shelby Street shortly after the shooting and taken to IMPD headquarters for questioning.  The gun believed to have been used in the shooting was recovered as well.  Rogers was released after it was found he had a valid permit to carry the gun.

Police say a dispute over a dog led to the shooting.  Friends told our news gathering partners at RTV6 that Tucker was out of town when his dog ran out of the yard toward another dog that belonged to Rogers.  Rogers then fired warning shots at the dog.

Detectives tell RTV6 Rogers went to the grocery store and called police saying he shot Tucker in self-defense.

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