Suspect charged with killing own cousin, Montgomery police say

Suspect charged with killing own cousin, Montgomery police say
(Source: Montgomery Police Department)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - An arrest has been made in the Thursday night homicide of a 26-year-old man, according to the Montgomery Police Department.

Denzel Simmons, 24, was arrested and charged with murder after he was taken into custody Friday by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

Simmons was transported to the Montgomery County Detention Facility, where he was being held under a $150,000 bond.

According to police, officers were called to the 1800 block of Gibbs Circle around 10 p.m. on a report that a vehicle had been shot into. Hershel Simmons’ body was found nearby. He’d been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene.

An initial investigation indicates the shooting was the result of an ongoing dispute between the two, whom police said were cousins.

Simmons was transported to the Montgomery County Detention Facility, where he was being held under a $150,000 bond.

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