Phenix City homicide udpate: Police find Timothy Turman, 34, dead inside Dillingham Street home

ariquelmy@ledger-enquirer.comFebruary 7, 2011 

Phenix City police are investigating the Sunday morning homicide of a Columbus man on Dillingham Street.

Officers found Timothy Turman, 34, dead when they responded to a report of a shooting victim at 1102 Dillingham St. around 1:30 a.m. Turman, who lived off and on at the concrete-block building, had been shot multiple times in the torso and arms. A motive for the shooting is unknown, authorities said.

“This subject had been shot several times,” said Capt. Frank Ivey. “That was the only person at the residence at that time.”

Reports state that two women returning to the home from Columbus found the body. Ivey said police believe Turman was shot inside the home, though officers currently have no suspects. Police found no one in the area who heard shots after canvassing the neighborhood.

Russell County Coroner Arthur Sumbry Jr. pronounced Turman dead at 3:57 a.m.

“It was multiple gunshot wounds to the body,” Sumbry added. “And when I say multiple, it was multiple.”

Reports state that narcotics were found in the home and on Turman. Officers also found projectile fragments on the scene, though Ivey said no weapon has been recovered and it’s unknown what type of gun was used.

Police don’t believe anything was taken from Turman by the suspect or suspects.

Ivey said that police don’t know from what angle or side Turman had been hit. His body has been sent to Montgomery for an autopsy, Sumbry said. Anyone with information should contact police at 334-298-0611.

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