MONTGOMERY —The Montgomery Police Department has charged a suspect in the January shooting death of Brandon Zeigler, 30, of Montgomery.

MPD charged Jeffery Sanders, 38, of Montgomery with murder. Sanders was taken into custody in early February out of state and was extradited today by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and placed in the Montgomery County Detention Facility.

On Friday, Jan. 17, shortly before midnight, MPD and Fire Medics responded to the 2800 block of Vaughn Road in reference to a subject shot. There, they located Zeigler who had sustained a fatal gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

MPD’s investigation indicates that the shooting stemmed from a verbal altercation that escalated. Further investigation identified Sanders as the suspect. No additional information is available for release in connection to this continuing investigation.

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

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