Opelika PD investigating 2nd murder of 2013 - WRBL

Opelika PD investigating 2nd murder of 2013

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OPELIKA, Ala. -

Police in Opelika are investigating the murder of a 29 year old man who was shot and killed late Sunday night.

Police say Andrew Cornelious Jones was shot in the abdomen. Police found him on the ground on Dogwood Avenue in Opelika. Jones later died in the hospital.

Opelika police are trying to find the shooter. Witnesses say he drove away in a gray or silver vehicle.

"Investigators have been working throughout the night conducting interviews and neighborhood canvases," said Opelika Police Captain Bruce DeLong. "At this time, there is a suspect. Investigators are following up on any and all leads. If anybody has anything. We request that they come forward and share that information with us."

Police are not ready to identify their suspect. This is the second murder in Opelika this year. Police say the two cases are not connected.

Here is the press release from the Opelika Police Department:

On 3/17/2013 at approximately 9:10 PM, Officers of the Opelika Police Department responded to the 700 block of Dogwood Avenue in reference to a reported gunshot victim. Upon arrival officers located a black male lying in a driveway with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The victim, later identified as Andrew Cornelious Jones, age 29 of Opelika, was transported to the East Alabama Medical Center for treatment. Several persons nearby reported hearing a gunshot and then seeing a gray or silver vehicle speeding from the area. The victim was later pronounced dead at 11:55 PM at the East Alabama Medical Center due to his injury. There is a suspect and the case is under investigation.

This is the second murder investigation in the City of Opelika for 2013.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Opelika Police Department Investigative Services Division at (334) 705-5220 or the Secret Witness Hotline (334) 745-8665. 

Dayne Young

Dayne is a sports anchor and reporter for WRBL. He started covering the Chattahoochee Valley in September 2012. More>>

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