Phenix City police officer found dead identified - WRBL

Phenix City police officer found dead identified

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Daniel Davis has been identified as the Phenix City police officer found dead Sunday night at Carriage Hill Apartments in Phenix City, Russell County Deputy Coroner LaWanna Davis confirms to WRBL News 3. The officer was found with a gunshot wound.

An autopsy is expected to be completed within five to seven days, according to LaWanna Davis, who does not have any relation to the officer. A cause of death has not yet been determined.

Russell County Deputy Coroner Gilbert Kendrick confirmed he received the call around 10 p.m. Sunday in reference to a death investigation at the Summerville Road location. 

Witnesses say they heard at least 2 gunshots but Kendrick says it is too early to determine how many gunshot wounds the officer suffered. Kendrick says the officer was shot inside his parked unmarked police car with a handgun.

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is leading the case.

Sydney Cameron

Sydney joined the WRBL news team in December 2011 after working as a freelance reporter in Washington, D.C. More>>

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