HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Huntsville Police confirm that four Anniston men have been charged with robbery and murder. The charges comes after an attempted robbery and shooting on Broadmeadow Lane Thursday night.
Late Thursday night, officers say they responded to the sound of gunshots coming from the 4700 block of Broadmeadow Lane. When officers arrived, they found one man dead in a back yard with multiple gunshot wounds. Soon after that, Antonio Thompson, 20, was taken into custody when officers found him walking on Grizzard Road with a minor gunshot wound to his leg.
HPD Lt. Stacy Bates identified the man who was killed as Montarious Hill, 20, of Anniston. His name was released after investigators notified his family.
Police say one of the offenders had just been released from prison earlier in the day before arriving in Huntsville. The other four accused are all men from Anniston and had driven to Huntsville to meet up with Hill.
Investigators believe two of the men went to a home on Broadmeadow Lane, armed, and forced entry in an attempt to take drugs. An altercation took place within the home and one of them was shot and killed. Officers later picked up Antonio Thompson and the three other offenders-- Jaleel McElderry, 20, Robert Thorton, 20, and Quindarious Sterling, 21-- who were waiting in a nearby vehicle.
All of the men are being held in the Madison County Detention Facility.
Police also say Hill and Thompson were out on bond, facing murder charges in Etowah County.
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