Woman arrested in fatal Montgomery shooting

A woman has been arrested in connection to a Montgomery homicide case.
Published: May. 17, 2023 at 7:58 PM CDT|Updated: May. 25, 2023 at 1:09 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Montgomery police have arrested a suspect in connection to a deadly shooting from the weekend.

Nyeiasha Lykes, 23, of Montgomery, was arrested on a murder charge Wednesday. She was booked into the Montgomery County Detention Facility without bail.

Police said Lykes was identified as the suspect in shooting death of 34-year-old Deontae Vickers. Vickers was killed in the 400 block of Finley Avenue Saturday afternoon.

Another person was shot during the incident. Police said that person is still recovering.

The motive was not released per the ongoing investigation.

Nyeiasha Lykes, 23, of Montgomery, is charged with murder.
Nyeiasha Lykes, 23, of Montgomery, is charged with murder.(Source: Montgomery County Detention Facility)

Investigators requested assistance from CrimeStoppers on May 15, 2023, and a $1,000.00 cash reward was offered for information regarding the investigation.

CrimeStoppers received a number of tips, and the original press release received a heavy amount of engagement. As a result of this overwhelming response, investigators say a tipster provided information that identified the suspect. The tipster’s information was crucial in the investigation. As a result of this anonymous tipster’s information, the suspect was identified and charged.

Central Alabama Crimestoppers will be providing a $1,000.00 cash reward to the anonymous tipster that led to the identification and arrest of the suspect.

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