Uncle arrested, charged with murder of nephew in Opelika - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Uncle arrested, charged with murder of nephew in Opelika

Michael Lee Norgard (Source: Lee County Sheriff's Office) Michael Lee Norgard (Source: Lee County Sheriff's Office)
The crime scene off Lee Road 156. (Source: WSFA 12 News) The crime scene off Lee Road 156. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
Investigators on the scene of a homicide off Lee Road 156 in Opelika. (Source: WSFA 12 News) Investigators on the scene of a homicide off Lee Road 156 in Opelika. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
OPELIKA, AL (WSFA) -

A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection to the Thursday evening shooting death of a man in Opelika.

Lee County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call just before 6 p.m. in the 500 block of Lee Road 156. When they arrived, they found a man in the driveway who appeared to have been shot. The victim, later identified as 40-year-old Marshall Lee Norgard, was unresponsive to medics and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Investigators identified the suspect as 54-year-old Michael Lee Norgard who was taken into custody on the scene and charged with murder. He is the victim's uncle, according to the sheriff's office.

A .40 caliber handgun was found inside the home along with evidence that indicated the two men had been in some sort of argument before the fatal shooting happened.

Norgard's body has been transported to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Montgomery for an autopsy.

The suspect is being held on a $150,000 bond.

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