Deputies with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a homicide that occurred Friday night in the Crossroads Community in Bay Minette.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the homicide occurred on County Road 138 around 8:40 p.m. Friday night.
The initial call was placed by the wife of the victim. She told deputies that she found her husband, 74-year-old Joseph Elmer Broughton, unconscious.
When medical units arrived on the scene, they pronounced Broughton deceased and discovered he had died from apparent gunshot wound to the head.
The investigation by deputies is in the early stages and they are encouraging anyone with information to come forward. If you have any information, please call deputies at 251-972-6802.
Crime scene investigators with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office were on the scene Friday collecting evidence and interviewing family members.