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Man shot in rear by stranger; injuries not life-threatening

A man shot in the buttocks didn't see it coming, Decatur police said Tuesday.

Police said Michael Anthony Ogle, 22, said an unknown black male shot him at Sixth Avenue Northwest and First Street shortly after 10 p.m. Friday.

A black male passenger in a Jeep that stopped asked Ogle and his friends "if they were the ones talking bad about him earlier," said Lt. Dennis Hughes, a police spokesman.

Ogle said he had not, but that didn't stop the passenger from climbing from the vehicle and pushing him to the ground, Hughes said.

"Ogle said the next thing he knew, he'd been shot," Hughes said.

An ambulance took Ogle to Decatur General Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, Hughes said.

Seth Burkett

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