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Suspect charged with capital murder in Pike Road shooting

Published: Jul. 9, 2021 at 1:33 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 9, 2021 at 6:38 PM CDT
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PIKE ROAD, Ala. (WSFA) - The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect in connection to Friday afternoon’s deadly shooting in Pike Road.

According to Col. Jon Briggs with the sheriff’s office, they responded to a shooting call in the 100 block of Lakeshore Drive, in the Bridle Brook Farms subdivision, around 12:50 p.m.

Authorities say they found a man dead in a driveway. The sheriff’s office identified him as 49-year-old Ledell Flennory.

Briggs said the victim had been shot and it is believed to be domestic-related.

The sheriff’s office obtained a description of the suspect, identified as 46-year-old Patrick Wheeler, as well as the suspect vehicle. Briggs said Wheeler later surrendered to law enforcement near the area of Lamar Road in west Montgomery.

Patrick Wheeler is charged with capital murder in the death of Ledell Flennory. Flennory was...
Patrick Wheeler is charged with capital murder in the death of Ledell Flennory. Flennory was fatally shot in Pike Road on July 9, 2021.(Source: Montgomery County Detention Facility)

Wheeler was subsequently arrested on a charge of capital murder. He was taken to the Montgomery County Detention Facility without bond.

Town leaders say it’s the first homicide in recent memory for Pike Road.

“On a day like today you want to express your sympathy to all family members and let them know we’re praying for them,” said Mayor Gordon Stone.

Stone said he’s thankful for a safe community that has a great relationship with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. He thanked law enforcement for making the arrest quickly.

The sheriff’s office asks that anyone who has information on this case, including any camera or video footage from the area, to call the sheriff’s office at 334-832-4980.

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