Morris Gene Ervin 67, was found dead in his home at 559 Fourth Ave. Northeast just before 9:30 p.m. Thursday by a friend.
Tim Thomas of the Walker County Sheriff’s Office said police were called at approximately 9:30 p.m. and found Ervin dead of a single gunshot wound.
Thomas said investigators are unsure of a motive for the crime.
A thorough investigation is underway to try to find Ervin’s killer.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to called the Walker County Sheriff’s Office at (205) 302-6464 or Carbon Hill police at (205) 924-4411.