UPDATED: Authorities identify victim in possible homicide

Published 12:07 pm Friday, September 6, 2019


Authorities found a man dead at the scene of a domestic violence incident outside of the Columbiana city limits on the morning of Sept. 6.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim as 45-year-old Johnny Lee Payne of Shelby.

The incident occurred on Gibson Road in unincorporated Shelby County at about 11 a.m.

No formal charges have been filed against anyone in the case as the investigation continues, according to a press release.

Anyone with additional information about the case should contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office directly at (205) 669-4181, the Secret Witness Line at (205) 669-9116, or through Shelbyso.com by clicking on the “Report a Crime” link under the “Helpful Links” section.