Phenix City man dead after a Saturday shooting at local gas station

Alabama News

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Phenix City, Ala. (WRBL) – The Russell County Coroner’s Office confirms a Phenix City man has died from multiple gunshot wounds following a Saturday shooting at a local gas station.

Police were called to the Marathon Gas Station at 911 Broad St. in Phenix City. Upon arrival, officers discovered 32-year-old Curtis Lee Upshaw suffering from gunshot wounds in the passenger seat of a vehicle in the parking lot.

Authorities say Upshaw was pronounced dead at 12:54 P.M. on Saturday, February 27th, at Piedmont Columbus Regional in Columbus, Georgia.

Phenix City Police say a suspect vehicle was identified and located by investigators off of Sandfort Rd. in Phenix City.

Police say investigators have arrested 19-year-old Markei Miles for the Capital Murder of Curtis Lee Upshaw.

The Russell County Coroner’s Office said Upshaw’s body will be sent to the Alabama Department of Forensics in Montgomery, Alabama.

This shooting is still under investigation by the Phenix City Police Department and Russell County Coroner’s Office.

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