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Montgomery’s 2021 homicide total climbs following Friday arrest

An arrest has been made in an Oct. 2021 homicide on Montgomery's Biltmore Avenue.
An arrest has been made in an Oct. 2021 homicide on Montgomery's Biltmore Avenue.(Source: WSFA 12 News)
Published: Jan. 21, 2022 at 11:51 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 21, 2022 at 2:12 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A Friday morning arrest in connection to an October death investigation has prompted the reclassification of the case, increasing Montgomery’s official homicide rate for 2021 from an already record high 76 to 77.

According to the Montgomery Police Department, 23-year-old Jamie Williams, of Montgomery, is now charged with felony murder and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle.

Williams was identified as a suspect in the Oct. 26 shooting death of Ivory Brooks, Jr., 24, also of Montgomery.

Officers responded to Biltmore Avenue near Federal Drive around 10:15 p.m. that Tuesday on a report of gunshots and a person having been shot. In addition to Brooks’ death, another victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Williams was arrested Friday morning by a United States Marshals task force and transported to the Montgomery County Detention Facility.

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