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Suspect in fatal shooting in Trussville charged with murder

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This photo sent to ABC 33/40 shows Ken Millar, the Trussville man shot and killed at his home Thursday, November 15, 2013. (Special to ABC 33/40) This photo sent to ABC 33/40 shows Ken Millar, the Trussville man shot and killed at his home Thursday, November 15, 2013. (Special to ABC 33/40)
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Update 4:44 p.m.

Freddie Earl Patton, the 53-year-old man taken into custody following the fatal shooting of 81-year-old Ken Millar, of Trussville, has been charged with murder, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office confirmed to ABC 33/40.

Patton is accused of killing Millar at the victim's home on Rockridge Avenue Thursday. He is being held on a $150,000 bond.

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The suspect police believe is responsible for killing an 81-year-old Trussville man is expected to be charged Friday, according to Trussville Police.

Ken Millar was shot and killed inside his Rockridge Avenue residence Thursday afternoon.

53-year-old Freddie Earl Patton is in custody in the Trussville City Jail in connection with the shooting.

Police said Patton is the father of Millar's grandchild and lived in the house for approximately seven years.

Thursday's shooting was Trussville's first homicide of the year.

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