Opelika man wanted for murder in Auburn apartment complex


AUBURN, Ala. (WRBL) – Auburn police are looking for a capital murder suspect after a man was fatally shot at The Beacon apartments just after midnight Sunday.

On September 19, 2022, Auburn Police responded to the 1200 block of South College Street regarding a man with gunshot wounds. Walter Williams Jr., 32, of Tuskegee, appears to have been shot in the upper torso and lower extremity. Williams received medical assistance but succumbed to his injuries at East Alabama Medical Center around 12:43 a.m. Monday morning. His identity was released by Lee County Coroner Daniel Sexton. An autopsy will be performed.

During the investigation, police determined that the suspect, Keyon Black, 23, of Opelika, entered the victim’s residence armed with a handgun and shot him.

Black has a slender build and should be considered armed and dangerous.

A warrant for his arrest has been obtained and Black will be charged with capital murder. A pattern has not been released.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or Black’s whereabouts should call the Auburn Police Department’s Detective Division at (334) 501-3140 or the Information Line at (334) 246-1391. You can remain anonymous.


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