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The original item was published from 10/3/2022 11:24:00 AM to 10/3/2023 12:00:01 AM.

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Posted on: October 1, 2022

[ARCHIVED] MURDER INVESTIGATION

Murder Investigation-2

On 10/01/2022 at approximately 3:00 a.m., Opelika Police responded to Hickory Haven Trailer Park in the 800 Block of Crawford Road, where they located a male victim with a gunshot wound lying in the roadway. 24-year-old Ker’detrius Mercer of Salem, AL, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The suspect fled prior to officers arrival. Opelika police need the public’s assistance in solving this homicide. If you have any information, please contact the Opelika Police Department at (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.

UPDATE: 

On 10/01/2022, Opelika Police Detectives began investigating the murder of 24-year-old Ker’detrius Mercer. During the investigation, 22-year-old Reginald Lamar Hooks was developed as a suspect. On 10/03/2022 at approximately 9:50 a.m., Opelika Police served a search warrant at Hickory Haven Trailer Park, located in the 800 Block of Crawford Road, where Hooks was arrested for murder. This case remains under investigation by the Opelika Police Department. If you have information, 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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