Opelika Homicide Arrest

A 24-year-old Opelika man is charged in the city's first homicide of the year.

Police say Carnelious Douglas Richmond was arrested Monday afternoon in connection with Saturday’s shooting death of 38-year-old Thomas James shipman, also of Opelika.

Police have not disclosed the motive, but said shipman was shot multiple times at a local trailer park shortly after midnight.

Richmond is in the lee county jail with bail set at $250,000.

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