Montgomery’s first homicide of 2019 under investigation

First responders initially believed they were responding to a vehicle crash

Montgomery’s first homicide of 2019 under investigation
Montgomery police are investigating the first homicide of 2019. (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Montgomery Police Department has opened its first homicide investigation of the new year.

Investigators say a shooting over the weekend left 31-year-old Hope Hull resident Dana Martin dead.

The investigation started shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday when police and medics responded to the 3900 block of Brewer Road, located off Selma Highway, for a vehicle crash.

First responders found the vehicle in the ditch line. Inside, the driver, later identified as Martin, was found to have suffered a fatal gunshot wound. Martin was pronounced dead on the scene.

While investigators believe the shooting happened near where the vehicle was found, they’ve yet to determine the circumstances that led to the shooting and no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 215- STOP, Secret Witness at 625-4000 or MPD at 625-2831.

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