MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -- The suspect in a homicide that occurred earlier this month on Hercules Street has turned himself in, according to the Mobile Police Department.

Police say 40-year-old Melvin Lee Thompson III turned himself in Friday morning. He was arrested and charged with murder, according to the MPD.

On Monday, Jan. 6, at approximately 7:17 p.m., police responded to 1000 block of Hercules Street after receiving a report that someone had been shot. Upon arrival on the scene, officers discovered a male victim was found shot, police say.

He was transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injury.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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