Suspect charged after deadly shooting in Montgomery

Arrest made in fatal shooting in Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A man is dead after being shot Saturday night and a suspect has been arrested, according to the Montgomery Police Department.

MPD officers were called to the 4800 block of Mobile Highway at 9:40 p.m. Saturday, and when they arrived, they found a man dead from a gunshot wound. The victim has been identified as Derrick Blount, 40.

Police have charged Markel Thomas, 22, with murder in the shooting. He was taken into custody Saturday night, and following his arrest he was transported to the Montgomery County Detention Facility, where he was being held on a $150,000 bond.

Montgomery police say a man died in the 4800 block of Mobile Highway after being shot Saturday night.
Montgomery police say a man died in the 4800 block of Mobile Highway after being shot Saturday night. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Video from the WSFA 12 News crew on the scene showed a police presence and police tape in the parking lot of Dollar General, which is located at 4850 Mobile Highway.

MPD said the investigation indicates the shooting happened in the 3400 block of Rosa L. Parks Ave. during a verbal fight. The victim and suspect reportedly knew each other. Police say after the shooting the suspect drove the victim to Mobile Highway, where MPD units found the victim. Thomas was taken into custody at the scene.

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