Police searching for suspects after man shot, killed in Sylacauga; reward offered

Homicide investigation in Sylacauga
Published: Sep. 18, 2022 at 9:41 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2022 at 9:16 AM CDT
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SYLACAUGA, Ala. (WBRC) - Officials with the Sylacauga Police Department said they are investigating after a person was shot and killed on September 17, 2022.

Authorities said that officers were dispatched to Wood Street after a shots fired call. There, they found a a grey Dodge Challenger sitting in the roadway.

Officers then found 23-year-old DeAnthony Latrell Elston suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Elston died on the scene.

Central Alabama Crime Stoppers offered a reward starting at $1,000 for information leading to the identity and/or arrest of the person(s) responsible for Elsto’s death.

The Sylacauga Police Department asks if there is anyone who has information on this shooting, to please call 256-249-4716, call Sgt. Chris Vinson at 256-401-2453, or call Crime Stoppers at 334-215-7867.

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