MONTGOMERY — The Montgomery Police Department has arrested a suspect in the Aug. 15 shooting deaths of Justin Martin, 24, and Jacquez Hall, 21, of Montgomery and the wounding of two other adult males.
MPD charged Anthony Thomas, 27, of Montgomery with two counts of murder and two counts of second-degree assault in connection with the shooting. Police charged Thomas today in the Montgomery County Detention Facility, where he was being held on unrelated charges. With the additional charges, Thomas’ bond totals $410,500.
At about 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, MPD and Fire Medics responded to the 800 block of University Drive after receiving a report of a subject shot. There, they located an adult male, Martin, who had sustained a fatal gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. A second adult male shooting victim, Hall, also was located at the scene before being transported to Baptist Medical Center South, where he later was pronounced dead. Three additional adult male victims were transported by personal vehicles to a local hospital, where two were found to have sustained life-threatening gunshot wounds and one, Thomas, was found to have sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
MPD’s initial investigation indicates that the shooting occurred during the course of a drug transaction, and officers identified Thomas as a suspect. This investigation is continuing, and there is no further information available for release at this time.
Note: A criminal charge is an accusation. The defendant is assumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Captain R.L. Duckett # 1173
Public Information Officer
Montgomery Police Department