Mobile, Alabama

From the Mobile Press Register of May 3, 2007

Man found shot faces robbery charge

Mobile police said Wednesday that the passenger found shot last week inside a wrecked car was responsible for a botched robbery that left him wounded and the driver of the car dead.

Travis Goff, 23, was charged with two counts of first-degree robbery and was taken to the Mobile County Metro Jail, according to police spokesman Officer Eric Gallichant.

Goff was found shot April 26 inside in a maroon, older-model Buick at Mobile and Betbeze streets in an area behind Three Mile Creek and the University of South Alabama Medical Center, police said.

Antron Willis, 22, was found dead in the driver’s seat. The car hit a fence and came to a stop on the lawn in front of a house on the northwest corner of Mobile and Betbeze streets.

Investigators believe the men were trying to drive themselves to the hospital.

Gallichant gave the following account Wednesday of what led to the wreck and eventually Goff’s arrest:

Goff, Willis and a third person, identified Wednesday as Anthony Legget, were in the same room at Willis’ residence on Betbeze Street.

While they were together, Goff attempted to rob Willis and Legget, and Goff and Willis began struggling over a handgun, Gallichant said.

Police believe the robbery was drug-related, the spokesman said.

While Goff and Willis struggled, Legget got another handgun from somewhere inside the house, and began shooting. “Unfortunately, he shot Willis as well as Goff in this melee,” Gallichant said.

Willis and Goff left the house, and Willis got into Goff’s Buick, Gallichant said. Willis was trying to drive away when Goff jumped into the car as well, and the two drove until they hit the fence, Gallichant said.

No charged had been filed against Legget as of Wednesday, Gallichant said, and that case would be sent to a Mobile County grand jury for review.

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