Murder in Opelika

March 18, 2013

On 3/17/2013 at approximately 9:10 PM, Officers of the Opelika Police Department responded to the 700 block of Dogwood Avenue in reference to a reported gunshot victim. Upon arrival officers located a black male lying in a driveway with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The victim, later identified as Andrew Cornelious Jones, age 29 of Opelika, was transported to the East Alabama Medical Center for treatment. Several persons nearby reported hearing a gunshot and then seeing a gray or silver vehicle speeding from the area. The victim was later pronounced dead at 11:55 PM at the East Alabama Medical Center due to his injury. There is a suspect and the case is under investigation.


            This is the second murder investigation in the City of Opelika for 2013.


            Anyone with information is asked to call the Opelika Police Department Investigative Services Division at (334) 705-5220 or the Secret Witness Hotline (334) 745-8665.