Arrest made in Elmore man’s shooting death

Published 9:48am Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Montgomery Police Department has made an arrest in the Tuesday, April 1, shooting death of 19-year-old Ezra Thomas of Elmore.

MPD detectives charged Denelson Brown, 20, of Montgomery with one count of murder after Brown was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Monday afternoon. Following his arrest, Brown was transported to the Montgomery County Detention Facility, where he was being held under a $75,000 bond.

MPD and Fire Medics responded to the 2600 block of Delray Road at about 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, after receiving a report of a subject shot. At the scene, they located the Thomas, who was transported to Baptist Medical Center South where he later was pronounced dead.

The circumstances surrounding this fatal shooting initially were unknown. After further investigation, MPD developed information that the shooting stemmed from an argument and Brown was identified as a suspect.

No additional information is available for release relative to this ongoing investigation.

The MPD notes that a criminal charge is an accusation. The defendant is assumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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