Late-night murder in Catlett ends with suspect’s suicide
The Walker County Sheriff’s Office has released the following information about an apparent murder-suicide that occurred Monday evening, Oct. 7.
Walker County 911 received a call at about 8:34 p.m. of a shooting at 1039 Old Dalton Road, Lafayette.
Responding officers arrived to find a male dead at the scene. Their investigation found information of a male and female subject leaving the scene just prior to the officer’s arrival.
The victim was identified at the scene as 63-year-old Roy Leonard McKeehan Jr. of LaFayette, who appeared to have a possible gunshot wound and trauma to his head and neck area.
The exact cause of McKeehan’s death will be determined when results of an autopsy are complete.