Man Shot In Walker County; Man Kills Self After Chase Of 2 People In Car

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Authorities said a man was shot and killed in Walker County on Monday night. At approximately 8:34 p.m., Walker County 911 received a call of a shooting at 1039 Old Dalton Road in LaFayette.  When the responding officers arrived, they found a man dead.  

The investigation provided information of a man and woman who left the scene just prior to the officers’ arrival. 

The victim was identified as Roy Leonard McKeehan, Jr., 63, of LaFayette. The victim appeared to have a possible gunshot wound and trauma to his head and neck area. The exact cause of death will be determined pending autopsy results.

A lookout was issued for the vehicle seen leaving the scene.  Early into the investigation, Chattooga County, Ga., sheriff’s deputies came into contact with a car matching the description of the vehicle. While attempting to stop the vehicle, the driver of the vehicle led Chattooga County authorities on a chase into Cherokee County, Ala.
 
According to authorities in Cherokee County, the driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed.  Upon authorities approaching the suspect’s vehicle, the driver appeared to have a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. 
 
The suspect/driver of the vehicle was identified as Daniel Chad Marks, 35, of LaFayette.
 
A female occupant of the vehicle was unharmed; she is being questioned and interviewed by authorities.
 
The investigation is ongoing. 


 


 


 




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