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Arrest made in Camp Hill murder

Published 6:45pm Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Lee County man was charged with murder Wednesday in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred in Camp Hill over the weekend.

Alvin Daniel Reese, 18, of Auburn was arrested and charged with murder, four days after the shooting that occurred at L & L Lounge in Camp Hill Saturday night, according to Camp Hill Police Chief Roosevelt Finley.

“Mr. Reese has been charged with the murder of Mr. James Arthur Doss in the incident that happened Saturday at L & L Lounge,” Finley said.

Reese was taken into custody by Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies at Zaxby’s in Opelika Wednesday afternoon and was held at the Lee County Detention Facility until Camp Hill police formally charged him.

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said that Reese had previously been arrested on assault charges in Lee County and was out on bond at the time of the Camp Hill incident. He said his officers located Reese through a tip.

“We were getting information through informant sources that this fellow Reese was going to be at Zaxby’s,” Jones said. “So we posted investigators and deputies out there, and sure enough he presented himself.”

Finley said Saturday’s shooting occurred inside the club and Doss, 24, was pronounced dead after being transported to Lake Martin Hospital.

Reese was transported to the Tallapoosa County Jail Wednesday evening.

Finley added that the State Fire Marshal is still investigating the fire that occurred at L & L Lounge Sunday, the night after the shooting. He said State Fire Marshal Deputy Dalan Gassett ruled the fire as arson. Police do not have any indication the shooting and arson are connected in any way.