Coroner: Man dead in Auburn assault, police say another injured, one in custody

Alabama News

AUBURN, Ala. (WRBL) – The Lee County Coroner tells News 3 a person has died in what appears to be a brutal assault at a home off Richland Road in The Oaks at Cotswolds neighborhood, where another person was seriously injured. Auburn police have a person in custody.

Friday morning, records indicate Auburn Police have arrested Zhuobin Wang and charged him with two counts Capital Murder and one count Attempt to Commit Murder. Wang remains behind bars at the Lee County Detention Facility on no bond. We expect more information from investigators shortly.


The assault happened Thursday night. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris confirms an adult man has died at East Alabama Medical Center after an apparent altercation with another individual. Harris confirms with News 3 the adult males’ death is related to an incident off Richland Road where Auburn police say two victims were assaulted with an “edged” weapon. 

Harris does not know the condition of the second victim who was flown to a hospital in Columbus, Georgia. Investigators say the two victims appear to be related. 

One person is in custody. Auburn police released the following information late Thursday night:  

On October 22, 2020 at about 7:15 p.m. Auburn Police responded to an assault in the 700 block of Monroe Drive. APD Officers, along with personnel from Auburn Fire and EAMC Emergency Medical Services, arrived on the scene and discovered two victims suffering from injuries requiring immediate medical attention. Officers also located a third person in the 700 block of Monroe Drive determined to be the suspect in the assaults. Both victims were taken from the scene by emergency medical personnel. The preliminary investigation indicates that the assault was not a random act. The victims and the suspect were known to one another. The case remains under investigation by the Auburn Police Division and anyone with information is asked to contact the Auburn Police Division at 334.501.3140 or the Tip Line at 334.246.1391.

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