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Murder charge dropped against man charged in 2016 slaying

Lucas Ward (Al Cannon Detention Center)

A murder charge has been dropped against a man accused of shooting a 32-year-old in the head last year.

Lucas Ward was released from jail Friday. He was arrested on July 22, 2016 in connection to the June murder of Travis Coaxum.

According to CPD officials, Coaxum was shot and killed on the porch of a home on Flood Street late in the evening on a hot June night.

Online court records do not indicate why charges were dropped against Ward. Jail records simply state the case against him is closed.

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