UPDATE 02/09/2022: the Opelika Police Department arrested 32-year-old Gregory Geraldo Miles for Murder.
On 02/08/2022 at approximately 6:42 PM, the Opelika Police Officers responded to the 900 Block of Morgan Avenue in reference to a gunshot victim. Upon arrival, officers located a victim in the roadway. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim, identified as 37-year-old Jela Shermarke Marshall, deceased. This case remains under investigation by the Opelika Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to call (334) 705-5200 or the Secret Witness Hotline at (334) 745-8665. Tips can be submitted through our Opelika Police Mobile App. You may wish to remain anonymous.