Cops: Business owner shot, killed

Published 11:47 am Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Atmore Police officers investigate the scene where Dortch's body was found.


An Atmore man was found dead early Tuesday morning, shot in the back at the business he owned, and police said they have few leads in the case.

Officers remained on the scene late Tuesday afternoon, continuing to investigate the incident.

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Kendrick Lamon Dortch, 38, was found lying in front of his business, Atmore Public Safety Director Glenn Carlee said. A passing motorist saw his body just before 5 a.m.

Dortch’s business, KLD Enterprises, an auto detailing shop, is located on the corner of Ridgeley Street and Second Avenue.

Police had no suspects and few details about the case, Carlee said.

According to published reports, the business was locked when officers arrived, and nothing appeared to have been taken.
An investigation into the apparent homicide continues.

Anyone with any information on the shooting is asked to call Atmore Police Department at (251) 368-9141.