Investigation Continues Into Florence Homicide

FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT/ Shoals Area Crime Stoppers) - Six days after someone shot and killed a man inside his vehicle in Florence, investigators are still trying to locate those responsible for the death of Eric Watkins, 32.

Sunday night, just before 11pm, Florence Police got a call about shots fired in the area of Chisholm Road and Marion Avenue.

When they arrived they found Eric Watkins dead inside his parked vehicle.

Since the investigation began, police said they have received several tips in the case, but they need more help from the public.

On Wednesday, Florence Police announced an additional $2,500 in reward money to bring the killer or killers to justice.

Can you help authorities with information that could lead to an arrest?

Give the Shoals Area Crime Stoppers tip line an anonymous call, the call could be worth up to $1,000 in your pocket.

The tip line number is 256-386-8685.

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