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Friday, May 10, 2019 9:25 am

Man accused of killing barber caught in Mississippi

The Journal Gazette

U.S. Marshals in Starkville, Mississippi, have captured the man accused in the shooting death of local barber Michael LoVett Jr.

Police apprehended James Dodson sometime Thursday, according to a news release.

Officers in Starkville, which is about two hours west of Birmingham, got a tip that Dodson was living in an apartment there. He was arrested without incident, police said.

Once he is extradited to Fort Wayne, Dodson will face murder, criminal recklessness and related charges in the April 9 killing of LoVett.

Footage from a gas station's surveillance camera helped Fort Wayne detectives in identifying Dodson, 34.

Another shooter, wearing a black and white sweatshirt who arrived at the door of the barbershop at 1718 Lake Ave., has not been identified.