Murder victim identified as Abbeville resident

Published 2:20 pm Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The man found shot to death on County Road 104 on Wednesday morning has been identified as Dewayne Willis Jones Sr., 41, of Abbeville.

According to Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department Chief Investigator Alan Wilburn, a call came into the 911 dispatch at about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday for a report of gunshots in the area of CR 104, commonly known as College Hill Switch, and Old Highway 7.

When deputies arrived, they discovered Jones’ body in a parking lot at 4 CR 104, across from His Harvest Ministries Church, according to Wilburn. The victim had been shot with a high-powered rifle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Wilburn said there are no suspects in custody at this time or known motive for the shooting; however, Crimestoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person, or persons, responsible for the homicide.

This is a developing story.