Police investigator found shot and killed, his body left in a street, Alabama authorities say

Published 11:19 am Wednesday, November 22, 2023

An Alabama police department worker was found shot and killed, his body left lying in a street, police said.

Selma Police Department’s investigator and evidence technician found dead from a gunshot wound on a roadway Wednesday morning.

Selma Police Chief Kenta Fulford, said officers responded around 1 a.m. to the 3400 block of Water Avenue after receiving a report of a person shot.

As officers arrived, they found Jamyron Hope unresponsive on the ground. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Fulford said Hope was an evidence technician for the department. The Special Agents with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) State Bureau of Investigation have taken the lead on the investigation.

Sgt. Jeremy Burkett said the intersection of Water Street and U.S. Highway 80 will be blocked for an extended period of time.

“Please keep Evidence Tech. Hope’s family and the Selma Police Department in your thoughts and prayers,” Fulford said. in a statement.

Mayor James Perkins Jr. , expresses his personal condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of Mr. Hope. No further details are being released at this time and the case remains under investigation.