Auburn police investigate first murder of new year

By Katherine Kington - email | Twitter

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - Auburn police are investigating their first homicide of the year.

Police responded to a call Monday night, around eight o'clock, on the 500 block of lee road 17.

Officials found 32-year old Theodore Reese lying dead in a pool of his own blood with multiple gunshot wounds to his body.

The suspect is 20-year old Auntavious Curry.

Witnesses say the two were arguing over family matters when Curry opened fire.

Reese was engaged to Curry's mother-in-law.

It is believed Curry mistakenly shot himself while trying to shoot Reese.

After the shooting Reese ran and stashed the gun in a patch of woods between the house of the shooting and Curry's home.

Police found Curry hiding in his home; he was taken to the East Alabama Medical Center and is receiving treatment for his gunshot wound in the arm.

A date for Curry's Preliminary Hearing will be set when he is taken to the Lee County Detention Center.

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