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Man found dead on side of road in Graham identified

Deputies said they received a 911 call from someone saying they found a body in Alamance County.

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Police are investigating after a body was found on the side of the road Friday.

According to the Alamance County Sheriff's office, someone saw the body and called 911.

Police arrived in the area of Brucewood Road at Phillips Chapel Road around 8:30 a.m. and found Jamel Ramel Haskins, 28.

During the initial investigation, police found Haskins had been shot, but they are awaiting the autopsy report.

Investigators said Haskins had ties to gangs in Durham and believe his killing is an isolated incident. They said Haskins doesn't have any known ties to the neighborhood where he was found.

No information about the killer was given.

This investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about Haskin's death is asked to contact the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office at 336-570-3600 to speak with a member of the Criminal Investigations Division. Tips can also be reported to Crime Stoppers at 336-229-7100.