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Late-night murder in Catlett ends with suspect’s suicide

Murder-Suicide in Walker County

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.

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