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Homicide suspect denied credit bail, bond

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The name of the man taken into custody by police as a person of interest in a homicide has now been identified.

52-year-old Mark Tatum appeared in jail court Saturday morning where the judge denied him bail credit or bond.

Tatum will remain locked up in Metro Corrections after police said he shot his neighbor multiple times killing him Friday morning.

The murder scene was located directly next door to Tatum's home in the 700 block of Gagle Avenue.

Police said Tatum fired several rounds through a window and killed 67-year-old David Allen. Allen's family told WAVE 3 his wife found his body.

Around 4:06 a.m. Friday police pronounced Allen dead at the scene.

Allen's family admits there has been an ongoing dispute between the two men. The family feud recently heated up and family members said at one point Tatum had shot toward Allen's house with a pellet gun.

Around 2 p.m. Friday police received a tip that the shooter may be in a house in the Park Ridge subdivision, about three miles from Gagle Avenue.

SWAT teams swarmed the house on Grand Ridge Court. After a brief standoff Tatum walked slowly toward the SWAT team with his hands up and turned himself in.

Tatum's bail is set at $100,000 full cash bond.

Police have yet to release a motive.

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