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Posted on: September 22, 2022


Murder Investigation

On 09/17/2022 at approximately 8:10 p.m., Opelika Police Officers responded to a shooting at the intersection of Fruitland Avenue and Auburn Street. Upon arrival, officers located 53-year-old Jeffrey Dowdell of Opelika, AL, suffering from a gunshot wound. Dowdell was pronounced deceased at the scene. The suspect fled prior to officers’ arrival. Dowdell’s death was ruled a homicide and detectives need the public’s assistance in solving this case. If you have information regarding the murder of Jeffrey Dowdell, please contact the Opelika Police Department Detective Division at (334) 705-5220 or the Secret Witness Hotline at (334) 745-8665. Tips can also be submitted through our Opelika Police Mobile App. You may wish to remain anonymous. 

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