AUBURN, Ala. (WRBL) – Auburn Police have arrested a Capital Murder suspect days after after a man was shot and killed at The Beacon apartments just after midnight on Monday morning.
On Sept. 19, 2022, Auburn Police responded to the 1200 block of South College Street about a man suffering from gunshot wounds. 32-year-old Walter Williams Jr. of Tuskegee appeared to have been shot in his upper torso and lower extremity. Williams was provided medical assistance but succumbed to his injuries at East Alabama Medical center around 12:43 Monday morning. His identity was released by Lee County Coroner Daniel Sexton. An autopsy will be performed.
During the investigation, police determined the suspect, 23-year-old Keyon Black of Opelika, had entered the victim’s residence armed with a handgun and shot him. On Sept. 21, 2022 Auburn Police, with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Opelika Police Department arrested Keyon Black, age 23, from Opelika, AL on a felony warrant for capital murder.
A motive has not been released.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation or should call the Auburn Police Department Detective Division at (334) 501-3140 or the Tip Line at (334) 246-1391. You can remain anonymous.