By Chief Tommy Weldon
On Sunday morning, November 29, 2020, at approximately 7 a.m., officers were dispatched to King Road near Fob James Drive in reference to a report of a person lying in the ditch. A passerby had noticed the subject in the ditch and notified dispatch.
Officers arrived and discovered a deceased black male in the ditch and also spoke to the passerby that had notified dispatch.
Further investigation revealed that the decedent had multiple gun shot wounds to his body. Officers also made contact with the decedent’s parents and learned that he had left their residence around 9:30 p.m. Saturday night. The decedent was 35 years of age and his identity will be released at a later date.
The decedent’s body has been transferred to Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy.
Anyone who heard any gunshots or observed any suspicious activity in the area of King Road between 9:30 p.m. Saturday night and 7 a.m. Sunday morning is asked to notify Valley P.D. at 334-756-5200.