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Police arrest teen wanted for murder

Police say Jadarius Dowdell, 17, was wanted for the murder of Jamal Butler. (Source: Opelika Police Department) Police say Jadarius Dowdell, 17, was wanted for the murder of Jamal Butler. (Source: Opelika Police Department)
OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) -

Opelika authorities tell News Leader 9 a teen wanted for murder is behind bars.

Jadarius Dowdell was arrested after he turned himself in to the Oplelika Police Department Thursday morning.

The 17-year-old faces murder charges for the shooting death of Jamal Butler.

Officers say Butler, 18, had been shot several times Tuesday afternoon behind an apartment complex on Morton Avenue.

He was pronounced dead shortly after being taken to the East Alabama Medical Center.

Dowdell is currently behind bars at the Lee County Detention.

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