On May 10, 2023, Opelika Detectives arrested 23-year-old Jerryonne Ja’Quion Patterson from Opelika, AL, for Murder. The charges stem from a shooting that occurred on May 5, 2023, in the 900 Block of Powledge Avenue. At approximately 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5, a 22-year-old male arrived at the East Alabama Medical Center (EAMC) suffering from a gunshot wound and on Monday, May 8, he succumbed to his injuries. Opelika Police Detectives began an investigation which led to Patterson being identified as the suspect. This case remains under investigation and additional charges are pending.
The Opelika Police Department would like to thank the Lee County SWAT Team and the Auburn Police Department for their assistance.
If you have any information on this case, please contact the Opelika Police Department Detective Division at (334) 705-5220 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.