Arrest made in Sunday night Montgomery homicide

Today, Montgomery Police say Roderick Owens Jr. has now been arrested and charged with capital murder after shooting late last night
Published: Mar. 13, 2023 at 10:47 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 13, 2023 at 5:10 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Montgomery Police Department has opened a homicide investigation following a deadly weekend shooting.

Police and fire medics responded to the 4200 block of Hartford Street around 10:40 Sunday night where they found McArthur Washington III. The 31-year-old Montgomery resident had been shot and was pronounced dead on the scene.

According to court documents, the victim was shot in the head with a .40 caliber handgun as he was sitting inside his vehicle.

A suspect has since been arrested. Roderick Owens Jr, 28, also of Montgomery, is being held at the Montgomery County Detention Facility on a capital murder charge.

A motive for the homicide was not immediately released. An investigation is ongoing.

Washington is Montgomery’s 20th homicide victim of 2023.

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