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Auburn Police searching for shooter in murder investigation

AUBURN, Ala.- Auburn Police are searching for the person responsible for a murder in the 1200 block of South College Street. At approximately 12:05 a.m. on Sept. 19, 2022, officers from the Auburn Police Department responded to the 1200 block of South College Street in reference to a man suffering from gunshot wounds.

Upon arrival, they discovered a 32-year-old Auburn man with what appeared to be gunshot wounds to his upper torso and lower extremity. The victim was provided medical assistance but succumbed to his injuries. The name of the victim is not being released.

During the investigation into what led to the shooting, police determined that a suspect entered the victim’s residence armed with a handgun and shot him. A 23-year-old man, Keyon Black of Opelika, Alabama, has been identified as the suspect. Police believe Black and the victim were acquaintances and that this was not a random act.

Black is described as a black male with a slender build and should be considered armed and dangerous. An arrest warrant has been obtained, and Black will be charged with capital murder.

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

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