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Arrest made after woman in vehicle shot in the back

Melvin Washington Jr., 37, has been arrested and charged with second-degree assault,...
Melvin Washington Jr., 37, has been arrested and charged with second-degree assault, discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle and certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm.(Source: Montgomery County Detention Center)
Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 12:48 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Montgomery police have charged a man after a May incident in which a woman was shot inside a vehicle.

Montgomery Police Capt. Saba Coleman said Melvin Washington Jr., 37, has been arrested and charged with second-degree assault, discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle and certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm.

The shooting, Coleman said, happened around 10:45 a.m. on May 1 in the 600 block of Hall Street.

A court affidavit states Washington fired a gun into the vehicle, hitting the victim in the back. No motive was given.

Washington was taken into custody Tuesday. He was place in the Montgomery County Detention Facility on a $60,000 bond.

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