Autopsy complete on homicide victim, potential suspect in custody

The County Metro Homicide Unit has released the identity of the man killed at Indian Springs Apartments over the weekend.

The victim has been positively identified as 34-year-old Gary Cecil Williams Jr.

The coroner completed the autopsy and his cause of death was a gunshot wound and his manner of death was homicide.

At a press conference on Sunday, CMHU announced they were seeking 21-year-old Nelson Cotton Jr as a potential suspect in the case.

Cotton turned himself in on Monday around 5:00 p.m.

According to a press release, Cotton was arrested on the preliminary charge of murder and is currently in the custody of the St. Joseph County Jail, pending formal charges.

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