Opelika police arrest man in connection with Toomer St. murder

UPDATE

06/12/17 11 a.m. — Opelika police have made an arrest in the shooting of a woman over the weekend.

Police arrested 34-year-old Timothy O’Neal James from Lafayette. He is charged with murder in the death of Darlene Little.

Police say Little, 35, was found shot inside a home on Toomer St. James is currently in the Lee County Jail awaiting bond or trial, according to police.

Opelika Police Department says the investigation is ongoing.


OPELIKA, Ala. – Opelika Police tell News 3 they are currently conducting a death investigation involving an incident that happened Saturday afternoon.

Police say a woman died in the 1900 block of Toomer Street in Opelika. Authorities are not calling her death a murder or suspicious at this point.

The Lee County Coroner confirmed the words from police. Bill Harris tells News 3 the woman died from a gunshot wound. Her name is not being released at this time. The coroner says her body will go to Montgomery for an autopsy.

Harris says the manner of death will be determined pending autopsy results.

Anyone with any information on this case, or who may have seen something in this area, is urged to contact Opelika Police at 334-705-5220, the Opelika Police Secret Witness Hotline at 334-745-8665, or the Lee County Coroner’s Office Secret Witness line at 334-745-8686.

Stay with News 3 for continuing updates on this story.

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