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Man Arrested In Connection To DeKalb County Murder Investigation
Updated December 7, 2016 8:32 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(GARRETT) - Indiana State Police continue its investigation into a fatal shooting which occurred Tuesday afternoon at a residence in the city of Garrett.

Preliminary investigation by Detective Jake Quick revealed at approximately 2:15 p.m., a 45-year-old male was discovered dead in his residence in the 100 block of East Third Avenue.

Investigators later identified 20-year-old Branston Stone Secrest as a person of interest, and he was said to have been driving in a gray 2011 Ford Taurus.

At approximately 5:23 p.m., officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department located Secrest's vehicle in the area of Coldwater Road and Coliseum Boulevard. Secrest failed to stop and a short vehicle pursuit ensued. Secrest then stopped and ran from his vehicle in the area of Goshen and Harris Roads. He was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit at approximately 5:32 p.m. in the 3600 block of Harris Road.

Secrest was taken to the Allen County Jail where he was interviewed by Quick. At about 9 p.m., Quick transported and incarcerated Secrest in the DeKalb County Jail on a preliminary charge of murder.

Secrest is currently being held without bond and is expected to be formally charged by the DeKalb County Prosecutor's office on Thursday/.

At this time, no other information is available for release as crime scene technicians and investigators continue to piece together the circumstances leading up to the shooting.

Agencies who assisted ISP investigators were the Garrett Police Department, Auburn Police Department, DeKalb County Sheriff Department, DeKalb County Coroner's Office, DeKalb County Prosecutor's Office and the Fort Wayne Police Department.

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