UPDATE: Man ID'ed in Opelika deadly shooting - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

UPDATE: Man ID'ed in Opelika deadly shooting

Opelika deadly shooting now ruled a homicide (Source: WTVM) Opelika deadly shooting now ruled a homicide (Source: WTVM)

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) – The victim of a deadly shooting in Opelika has been identified as 19-year-old Jalen Johnson.  

On Thursday, Feb. 4 at around 2:48 P.M., the Opelika Police Department received calls of several gun shots being fired in the area of the 600 block of Edmon Avenue.

Officers arrived on scene within a minute of the calls and located a Johnson man lying in the street suffering from multiple gunshots. Paramedics from the Opelika Fire Department responded and provided medical treatment, but the male showed no signs of life.

He was pronounced dead by Lee County Coroner Bill Harris at 3:02 P.M. A few minutes later a 24-year-old man was dropped off at East Alabama Medical Center’s Emergency Room also suffering from several gunshot wounds.

That victim is currently in surgery. It is believed that the second male victim was injured during the same altercation.

At this time it is unknown as to the relationship of these two young men or what exactly happened. 

Johnson will be taken to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy. The homicide remains under investigation by the Opelika Police, Lee County Coroner’s Office and the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences. ?

Anyone with any information on this case is asked to contact the Opelika Police Department Investigative Services Division at (334)705-5220 or the Secret Witness Hotline at (334)745-8665.

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