Investigation underway in Lee Co. murder

SMITHS STATION, AL (WSFA) - The Lee County Sheriff's Department is investigating a murder Tuesday.

Deputies were called to a house on Lee Road 292 in Smiths Station where they found the body of 32-year old Robert Brian Hurst.

Hurst had been shot in the chest and was pronounced dead on the scene. His body was taken to Montgomery for an autopsy.

Though details are still unclear, authorities believe Hurst was involved in a domestic dispute on Monday.

Deputies took Micheal Britton, 57, into custody for questioning in the shooting.