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Posted on: May 11, 2020

WHITEHALL POLICE ARREST SUSPECT IN FATAL MOTHER’S DAY SHOOTING

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On 5/10/20 at approximately 9:24 AM, Whitehall Police responded to the area of 1091 Fountain Lane on a report of gunshots.  Upon arrival, police discovered Dion Lamarr, age 37, deceased in the parking lot near his residence, 1091 Fountain Lane Apt. C.  He appeared to have multiple gunshots to his chest.

Shortly after discovering the body, police took Clifford Patterson, age 40, into custody at his residence, 1091 Fountain Lane Apt. D.  The two men live next door to each other.  Patterson has been charged with Murder and turned over to the Franklin County Jail.  A firearm was found at the scene.

“These two men were neighbors that had an ongoing dispute with each other.  Today an argument in the parking lot escalated to a shooting.  It is a real tragedy that is compounded by the fact it happened on Mother’s Day,” stated Deputy Chief Dan Kelso.

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