Opelika police investigate deadly shooting on Westwood Street

Opelika police investigate deadly shooting on Westwood Street

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) – A 43-year-old man was shot and killed on Dec. 23 around 10:45 p.m. on Westwood Street in Opelika.

According to officials, the person responsible for the shooting and the victim were known to each other and shared a close relationship. Leearess Williams arrived at the other individual's residence and was irate.

Opelika police syas he appeared to be highly intoxicated and began an altercation over a dispute that had been simmering for some time.

As the argument escalated, Williams attempted to charge into the person's home. That person who was disabled at the time, felt threatened and in fear for his life, which led to the shooting of Williams.

Williams was not armed, and the facts of the case did not support an immediate arrest.

The Lee County District Attorney was contacted and advised this case should also be presented to the grand jury for consideration.

This case will remain under investigation until it is presented to a grand jury. Anyone with any information on this case is asked to contact the Opelika Police Department Investigative Services at (334) 705-5220.

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