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1 killed, 2 injured in separate weekend shootings in Montgomery

Published: Jul. 5, 2021 at 12:13 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A man is dead and two others are recovering after separate shootings in Montgomery over the weekend.

Police say the first was on Saturday. A police spokesman said officers responded to a shooting call in the 200 block of Dickerson Street around 9:45 p.m. Officers say there were two adult male gunshot victims. One had life-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital. The other’s injuries were not life-threatening, and he went to the hospital via personal vehicle. .

The fatal shooting was on Sunday. According to Cpl. T. James, officers and medics were called around 5:30 p.m. to the intersection of Seaton Boulevard and Vaughn Road after a report that a person was shot. When they arrived at the scene, officers found a man who was suffering from life-threatening injuries.

James said the victim later died from his injuries. Police later identified him as 28-year-old Melbourne Johnson III.

A suspect, Damien Phifer, has been charged with murder in the Sunday shooting.

Court records state Phifer was on bond for a 2018 murder charge at the time.

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