Suspect wanted in December homicide caught

Suspect wanted in December homicide caught
Authorities say Michael Lewis was taken into custody Friday morning. He was wanted for the Dec. 19 murder of William Elmore III. (Source: CrimeStoppers)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - U.S. Marshals have arrested a Montgomery murder suspect, Central Alabama CrimeStoppers said.

Authorities say Michael Lewis was taken into custody Friday morning. He was wanted for the Dec. 19 murder of William Elmore III.

Marshals caught Lewis fleeing a home on Wright Street.

According to Montgomery police, on Dec. 19 around 1:10 p.m, officers were called Baptist Medical Center South on a report that a patient was suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound to the chest. On Tuesday, Dec. 29, the patient, identified as Elmore, died from his injuries.

Police said the shooting happened in the 4100 block of Troy Highway

CrimeStoppers said anonymous tips led authorities to Lewis.

Lewis has been charged with murder. He is being held at the Montgomery County Detention Center with bond set at $180,000.

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