An Opelika man who was shot Sunday morning and lived has been charged with the murder of another man who died later that day at the hospital.
Reginald Moffett, 44, turned himself in to authorities around 9:40 a.m. CDT Monday after Opelika police prepared a warrant for his arrest, said Capt. Allan Elkins. Moffett is accused of killing Demecio Griffon, 25, who was found shot in the torso at 1411 S. Long St. around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
"Shots were fired," Elkins said. "The victim was struck, and the suspect was struck. We believe that the two shot at each other."
Griffon was conscious and alert when found by EMS, and he was taken to the East Alabama Medical Center, where he died in surgery. He was pronounced dead at 5:44 a.m., Elkins said.
Moffett, who was hit in the back of the neck, drove himself to the same hospital, the captain said. He was treated and released.
"There is no motive at this time for the shooting," Elkins said. "Their relationship is unknown."
Moffett is being held without bond.