Man turns himself in after shooting two in Linden

Published 11:03 am Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The man who admitted to being responsible for a Thursday night shooting in Linden that left two men injured turned himself into police Monday.

Michael Lucy, 24, was arrested and charged with first-degree assault.

According to Linden Police Chief Scott McClure, officers looked for Lucy all Thursday night, but they could not find him. Family members advised them Lucy was out of town, but they were able to convince him to turn himself in.

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“We got in contact with one of the family members over the weekend, and they promised that they would have him here Monday morning,” McClure said. “As promised, he showed up Monday morning and turned himself in.”

The two men injured in the shooting were 24-year-old Kendarius Goodwill and 20-year-old Martrell Williams.

According to McClure, Lucy was walking down the road, when he shot Goodwill and Williams near the corner of Martin Luther King Drive and Easley Street around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30.

According to McClure, Lucy told investigators that the two men were trying to rob him.

“Whether or not there was an actual robbery attempt we do not know,” McClure said. “We got that out of him when we questioned him. He did say that he shot at them, but he did not intend to hit them. He said he was trying to scare them because they were trying to rob him.”

According to McClure, Williams and Lucy have a past. Williams was arrested for trying to rob Lucy earlier.

Goodwill took the brunt of the two shots Lucy allegedly fired from a 12-gauge shotgun.

“The majority of the blast hit Kendarius Goodwill, who is in Tuscaloosa [being treated],” McClure said. “He was airlifted to Tuscaloosa, where he has to undergo surgery to have some pellets removed from around his lung area.”

Goodwill is is expected to make a full recovery. Williams suffered minor injuries from the blasts.

“The other pellets kind of peppered Martell Williams,” McClure said. “He caught a little bit to the side area. He was kind of blocked by the entire blast by Goodwill.”

Lucy was booked into the Marengo County Jail and is being held on a $4,000 bond.