An Opelika man was found Tuesday morning fatally shot inside his home off Alabama Highway 51.
The body of James Heard, 57, was discovered about 10:15 a.m. in the bedroom of his home at 11232 Alabama Highway 51, said Opelika Police Capt. Allan Elkins.
Lee County Coroner Gene Manning pronounced Heard dead at 11:20 a.m.
Police are investigating the death as a murder. It appears he was shot multiple times in the upper torso.