Mongtgomery Police Charges Suspect in Sam's Club Shooting and TheftMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Oct 08 2019 11:19 AM
The Montgomery Police Department has charged the suspect in the Oct. 2 shooting and theft involving an MPD officer.
MPD charged Willie Thomas Luckie Jr., 53, of Montgomery with one count each of attempted murder and first-degree robbery. Luckie was taken into custody this morning by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and was transported to the Montgomery County Detention Facility.
At about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, MPD responded to the 1000 block of Eastern Boulevard in reference to a theft. Upon arrival, contact was made with the suspect in the parking lot of the business, and a struggle ensued. The suspect was able to flee from the officer, and as the suspect fled, he discharged a firearm before entering a vehicle and fleeing the scene. The officer was not shot, but sustained minor injuries during the struggle. The suspect vehicle was located a short time later and a suspect was taken into custody. MPD’s investigation determined, however, that the suspect located in the vehicle had no knowledge of the theft, did not enter the business or fire a weapon, and was the passenger in the vehicle when it fled.
Further investigation determined that a second adult male suspect, identified as Luckie, struggled with the officer, discharged the firearm, was responsible for the theft, and drove the suspect vehicle when fleeing from the scene.
The officer involved was treated and released from a local hospital.