19-year-old charged in June homicide of Montgomery man
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Montgomery Police Department Capt. Saba Coleman says an arrest has been made in the June 4 homicide of Montgomery native Trevaughn Patterson.
Coleman says 19-year-old Le’Atre Percival, of Montgomery, was taken into custody by the U.S Marshals Fugitive Task Force Wednesday and charged with capital murder.
At about 3:23 p.m. June 4, police and medics responded to a call of a person shot in the area of Madison Avenue and North Panama Street. At the scene, Coleman says a man was found with a life-threatening gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital for treatment and was later pronounced dead.
The victim was later identified as the 24-year-old Patterson.
An MPD spokesperson initially said the victim and suspect may have been in an argument before the shooting, but police have since said there wasn’t an altercation. The reason for the shooting is under investigation.
This incident was part of a string of five homicides that took place in Montgomery within a week.
Percival has been placed in the Montgomery County Detention Facility.
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