Shooting In Athens On Wednesday Leaves One Dead And Suspect Arrested

by Roger Murphy
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Jordan Laron Turner

ATHENS-Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson released a statement concerning a shooting on Wednesday that resulted in the death of one person:

“On the afternoon of Wednesday December 28 shortly after 3:30 the police department received a call that a person had been shot in the 2000 block of Aretha Drive. When officers arrived they found Cameron Oshai Whitt 29 years old had been shot. Whitt was transported by ambulance to Athens Limestone Hospital where he passed away. 

Tonight Investigators arrested Jordan Laron Turner for murder. Turner is 20 years old and lives at 2109 Aretha Street here in Athens. Turner was booked at the police department and has been transferred to the Limestone county jail. We’re asking anyone that has any information about this case  to call Lt. Jonathan Caldwell at 256-233-8700.  The investigation into this case will continue for several days.

I would also like to thank the Limestone County Sheriff’s office for their assistance in this case. No other information is available to release at this time.”

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