17-year-old arrested in shooting death of Opelika teen

Vantavious Hughley (Source: Opelika Police Department)
Vantavious Hughley (Source: Opelika Police Department)

OPELIKA, AL (WSFA) - The Opelika Police Department says an Opelika High School student has been arrested in connection with the death of a fellow student.

Vantavious Hughley, 17, is charged with murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Alizah Ellis Monday.

Hughley is being charged as an adult. He's being held in the Lee County Detention Facility on $150,000 bond.

Police say they are still working on a possible motive in the shooting.

On Monday, Opelika police responded to a report of a shooting in the 500 block of Edmon Avenue in the Hall Avenue subdivision at 12:50 p.m. Officers found Ellis suffering from a gunshot wound.

Ellis was transported to East Alabama Medical Center where he later died in surgery.

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