A Madison area law enforcement official continues to have concerns, even as a homicide suspect turns himself in. Kortney Moore faces a first degree murder charge in the shooting death of Elijiah Washington last Wednesday at a gas station in the Town of Madison, where Scott Gregory is chief of police.
“Any retaliation against Mr. Moore and his family will be taken extremely seriously,” Gregory said. “This includes threats via social media and any other electronic means.”
Moore turned himself in to police over the weekend, accompanied by an attorney.
“I’m asking that anybody that’s responsible for the BP homicide and the O’Grady homicide, do the same thing that Mr. Moore did. Turn yourself in to law enforcement. And if you’re any of those people who are responsible for the non-fatal shootings that have been going on through the city of Madison, act like a man and turn yourself in,” Gregory said.
The motive in Washington’s death was apparently retaliation for the death of Moore’s brother Martez Moore outside a Madison bar, O’Grady’s, last month. Moore’s family now says they are receiving death threats. Another man, 38-year-old Darius Haynes was killed outside a BP gas station on the south side. Police said Haynes and Martez Moore were friends.