UPDATE: On 12/04/2022, Anthony Ashford was arrested at the Opelika Police Department on murder charges.
On 12/03/2022 at approximately 2:00 a.m., Opelika Police responded to the 1000 block of York Avenue in reference to a gunshot victim. Responding officers located a male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to the East Alabama Medical Center for treatment where he later succumbed to his injuries. Upon further investigation, 44-year-old Anthony Durrell Ashford of Opelika, AL, was developed as the suspect and murder warrants have been issued for him. If you know the whereabouts of Anthony Ashford or have information about this case, please contact Opelika Police Department at (334) 705-5260 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.