Afternoon shooting leaves Phenix City man dead

Afternoon shooting leaves Phenix City man dead

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (WTVM) - A man is dead following an afternoon shooting in Phenix City.

Phenix City Police say they responded to the area of 10th Ave. South and 4th Place. South at approximately 12:30 p.m. in reference to a shooting.

Officers found 35-year-old Lamar Dontaye Whittaker laying against a curb next to a broken down vehicle. He was deceased and appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound.

Russell County Coroner Arthur Sumbry Jr. pronounced Whittaker dead at 2:35 p.m.

Witnesses reported to police that a man approached the vehicle on foot and fired several rounds at Whittaker before running away from the scene.

Whittaker’s body is being sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Montgomery for an autopsy on Monday.

Anyone with information on Whittaker’s murder is asked to contact PCPD at 334-298-0611 or 334-448-2835.

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