Opelika man dies of gunshot wound

A 21-year old Opelika, Ala., man died early Saturday of a gunshot wound to the leg, the Lee County Coroner’s Office said.

Jarron Holloway was pronounced dead of an apparent gunshot wound by Deputy Coroner Gene Manning. Holloway’s body was sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Montgomery for an examination.

Opelika police and emergency medical personnel were called to the 100 block of South Third Street at 1:40 a.m. to check on a man lying on the ground near a home. The death remains under investigation as a homicide by Opelika police.

Anyone with information on the shooting should call the Investigative Division at 334-705-5220 or 334-705-5200. Information may also be referred to the Secret Witness Hotline at 334-745-8665.