OPELIKA, AL (WSFA) - An Opelika teenager is behind bars after he turned himself in for Tuesday's shooting death of 18-year-old Jamal Marcel Butler.
On October 18 the Opelika Police Department responded to calls of shots fired in the 500 block of W.E. Morton Avenue. Upon arrival officers located 18-year-old Jamal Marcel Butler behind an apartment complex suffering gunshot wounds to the upper torso. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later died.
Opelika authorities say 17-year-old Jadarius Dowdell turned himself into the Opelika Police Department Thursday morning.
Dowdell is currently being held at the Lee County Detention Facility.