Arrest in shooting death of 55-year-old Sylacauga man

Published: Oct. 5, 2021 at 2:47 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 8, 2021 at 3:58 PM CDT
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SYLACAUGA, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: A man who was shot in the head on Billingsley Road in Sylacauga died Friday morning at 5:00 a.m.

The Sylacauga Police Department said 55-year-old Lester “Tulu” Wilson was shot on October 2, 2021.

Officers responded to 720 Billingsley Road, Sylacauga, on a call about shots fired and one person lying on the ground.

Sylacauga investigators and agents from the Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force took 51-year-old Orethaniel Dell Swain, from Sylacauga, into custody for Wilson’s shooting death.

Swain has been charged with Manslaughter and is being held in the Talladega County Jail on a $15,000.00 bond set by the Talladega County Circuit Clerk’s Office. If you have any information pertaining to a crime, please contact the Sylacauga Police Department Investigations Division @ 256-401-2464 or you may report anonymously to the Sylacauga Police Department Tip Line @ 256-249-4716.

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