Auburn police arrest Opelika man after deadly Lunsford Drive shooting

Police respond to a home on Lushford Drive where a woman was found shot to death January 26, 2016.

UPDATE 01/26/17 5:30 p.m. — Thursday afternoon, Auburn Police Division arrested 26-year-old Derrick Oliver from Opelika on warrants charging him with murder in connection to the early morning shooting death of Minney Lee.

Derrick Oliver
Derrick Oliver (Courtesy: Auburn Police Division)

Further investigation by Auburn Police resulted in Oliver, who was involved in a dating relationship with the victim, being developed as a suspect.

The shooting allegedly occurred as a result of an altercation between the victim and Oliver in front of a residence on Lunsford Drive.

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant on Oliver charging him with murder and he subsequently surrendered himself to Auburn Police and members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force.

He was transported to the Lee County Detention Facility where he is being held on a $150,000 bond.


AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn police are investigating a young woman found shot and killed in the 200 block of Lunsford Drive early Thursday.

Police confirm 24-year-old Minney Lee was found lying in the roadway, shot in the head at about 4 a.m. The Lee County Deputy Coroner pronounced her dead at the scene just after 4:20 a.m.

Police confirm this case is being treated as a homicide. Lee’s body will be taken to Montgomery for an autopsy.

Officers say they do not have any suspect information to share at this time.

This is a developing story. Stay with WRBL News 3 for updates.

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