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Man charged with Paducah murder turns himself in

Mauricus S. Haynes (Source: Paducah Police Department) Mauricus S. Haynes (Source: Paducah Police Department)
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -

A Clinton, Ky. has been arrested in connection with the murder of a Paducah man.

Mauricus S. Haynes, 32, of Clinton, Ky., is accused of killing Nathaniel G. Cody, 34, of Paducah.

Haynes turned himself in to the Paducah Police Department at 12:40 a.m. on Oct. 1.

According to police, an officer was flagged down around 12:14 a.m. on Sept. 24 by a passerby who said a man was apparently drunk and lying in the road in the 1300 block of Burnett Street.

The officer found the man and discovered he had an apparent gunshot wound to his chest. He and other officers began CPR.

The victim, Cody, was taken to a Paducah hospital where he was pronounced dead.

An investigation led to the charge against Haynes.

Police say Haynes and Cody were acquaintances.

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