Murder suspect found dead in Dothan

Damien Morgan had been on the run for several months after two people shot in New Jersey.
Damien Morgan, found dead in Dothan, had been sought for a New Jersey murder.
Damien Morgan, found dead in Dothan, had been sought for a New Jersey murder.(Hudson County, N.J. Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jun. 23, 2020 at 4:01 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -Damien Morgan, wanted for murder in New Jersey, has been found dead in Dothan.

“We first believed foul play could have been involved because Mr. Morgan had suffered an injury to his head, However, upon further investigation, we determined that the injury did not kill him,” Dothan Police Lieutenant Scott Owens told WTVY.

Morgan, 31, had been charged with murder in the November 2019 death of a Hudson County, New Jersey man man and attempted murder in another shooting that occurred on the same day. Prosecutors considered him armed and dangerous.

In Dothan, police responded to LaGrand Drive on Saturday, where Morgan was found unresponsive. He had suffered a blunt force blow, possibly inflicted by a hammer. Owens said that piqued the interest of investigators who eventually determined that did not cause Morgan’s death.

It is not known when Morgan relocated to Dothan from Jersey City.

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