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OPELIKA, AL (WSFA) -
Opelika Police are investigating a murder that took place at approximately 9:10 p.m. Sunday. OPD and Fire and EAMC EMS responded to the scene of a shooting in the 700 block of Dogwood Avenue.
Upon arrival, authorities found Andrew Jones, age 29 of Tuskegee, lying in the driveway with an apparent gunshot wound to the abdomen. Jones was transported to the emergency room at East Alabama Medical Center. While in surgery, Jones succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 11:57 p.m.
Jones' body has been taken to the medical examiner's office at the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for autopsy. The incident remains under investigation by the Opelika Police, the Lee County Coroner's Office, and the Alabama Dept. of Forensic Sciences.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Opelika Police Department Investigative Services Division at 334-705-5220 or the Secret Witness Hotline 334-745-8665.
This is the second homicide this month in Opelika.