The Montgomery Police Department has arrested one suspect in the July 1 shooting death of Lelve Watkins, 25, of Montgomery and arrested a second suspect on drug-related charges in connection with the incident.
MPD charged Dontavious Jones, 23, with capital murder in Watkins' death. Jones, who was shot and wounded during the incident, was arrested following his release from a local hospital. Officers transported Jones to the Montgomery County Detention Facility, where he is being held without bond.
MPD also charged Shon Wright Jr., 20, with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance following the fatal shooting. Wright, who sustained injuries during the incident, was arrested following his release from a local hospital. Wright was transported to the Montgomery County Detention facility where he was being held under a $30,000 bond.
At about 4 p.m. Monday, July 1, Montgomery Police and Fire Medics responded to the 4700 block of Narrow Lane Road after receiving a report of shots fired. Prior to their arrival, a lookout was issued for two vehicles that had left the scene. MPD located the first vehicle, occupied by Watkins and Wright, at a Montgomery hospital, where Watkins was pronounced dead and Wright was treated for his injuries.
MPD located the second vehicle, occupied by Jones and another adult male, in the vicinity of Sussex Drive. Following a brief vehicle pursuit, MPD took both subjects into custody. Both had sustained gunshot wounds and were transported to a local hospital for treatment. Jones later was released and transported to the Montgomery County Detention Facility. The second subject is receiving treatment in a local hospital and currently is listed in critical/stable condition.
MPD's initial investigation indicates the incident occurred when a drug transaction resulted in an exchange of gunfire. No additional information is available for release relative to this ongoing investigation.
Watkins' death is the city's 29th homicide of 2013.
INFORMATION SOURCE: Montgomery Police Department
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