Court Street Murder Suspect Arrested

Courtesy: Montgomery Police Department
Courtesy: Montgomery Police Department

Montgomery, Al. (WSFA) -- Montgomery police detectives say the man they are looking for in connection with Monday's murder of a man across the street from the WSFA-TV studios has been captured.

Montgomery Police Department spokesman Captain Huey Thornton says 26-year-old Willie Gendraw was arrested by the Marshalls Fugitive Task Force in Dekalb County, Georgia.

Gendraw is accused of gunning down Charles Armstrong, Jr. at the Stop-n-Go gas station on the corner of Court Street and Delano Avenue around 8am Monday. The suspect has a criminal record and is also wanted for Assault 2nd Degree for domestic violence.

Police believe the murder was drug related and that Gendraw suspected Armstrong was stealing drugs from him.

Afer an argument in the parking lot of the gas station, Gendraw is alleged to have pulled a gun on the victim.

Armstrong, who was "uncooperative, incoherant, and could not advice anything about the incident" died at an area hospital a short time later.

Right now, MPD is in discussions to see if Gendraw will waive extradition.

WSFA 12 News will have the latest on this story as it becomes available.