MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — A Tuscaloosa man has been found guilty of murder in connection to an incident that happened in Huntsville back in 2017.
A Madison County jury returned the verdict just after 10:30 Thursday morning, convicting Mondrel Kenee Ward of murder.
Just before midnight on July 14, 2017, Huntsville Police were called to the 2400-block of Old Blue Spring Road in reference to a shooting. When officers arrived, they found 25-year-old Ezekiel Briggs of Huntsville dead from a gunshot wound.
According to authorities at the time, Briggs and Ward were believed to have been arguing before the shooting.
Police in Tuscaloosa along with a federal fugitive task force made the arrest, who was jailed on warrants for possession of a controlled substance and leaving the scene of an accident in Tuscaloosa County. He was then transferred to the Madison County Jail.
No sentencing date has been set at this time.