LEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S PRESS RELEASE: ATTEMPTED MURDER INVESTIGATION AND ARREST

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At approximately 12:00 pm On March 30th, 2020, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a possible shooting in the 600 block of Lee Rd. 40 in the Salem community of Lee County.

Responding Deputies found a male identified as Rogerick Antione Tate (31) from Opelika in the yard of the residence suffering from what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds.

He was flown to a nearby hospital by helicopter.

35 year old Carlton Michael Lilly from Opelika was developed as a suspect. He fled the scene of the crime and was apprehended in his vehicle near the intersection of Lee Rd. 146 and Lee Rd. 54 Southeast of Auburn.

Lilly was arrested and charged with Attempted Murder and is being held in the Lee County jail on a $75,000.00 bond.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 334-749-5651 or the Lee County Crime Stoppers at 888-522-7847

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