Auburn man dies from gunshot wound in Dean Rd apartment

Auburn man dies from gunshot wound in Dean Rd apartment

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - The Auburn Police Department is investigating after a man died inside his apartment complex from a gunshot wound.

Officials say 26-year-old Herman Cornelius "Ce-Ce" Lane was found unresponsive inside his apartment in the 400 block of North Dean Road on Saturday, March 4 at about 7:20 p.m. CDT.

Lane was treated by paramedics, but died on the scene as a result of his injuries and was pronounced deceased by Lee County Coroner Bill Harris at 7:45 p.m.

When a family member of his could not reach him by phone, they went to his apartment and found him and called 911.  Lane was last known to be alive around 3 p.m. on Saturday.

His body was taken to the Alabama Dept. of Forensic Sciences in Montgomery for a postmortem examination.

The homicide investigation is still ongoing by the Lee County Coroner's Office, the Auburn Police, and the Alabama Dept. of Forensic Sciences.

Anyone with any information on this case, or who may have seen something in this area, is urged to contact the Auburn Police at (334) 501-3140 or the Auburn Police Department tip-line at (334) 246-1391or the Lee County Coroner's Office secret witness line at 334-745-8686.

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