On December 12, 2021, at approximately 4:07 pm, the Huntsville Police Department was called about a welfare concern.
On December 12, 2021, at approximately 4:07 pm, the Huntsville Police Department was called about a welfare concern. A third-party caller advised police dispatch that her daughter had called her, stating that she had shot her husband and was now going to kill herself. Huntsville Police Officers responded to a private residence in the 1500 block of Ave P, where a perimeter was established and contact with the subject was attempted. Huntsville Police Department’s SWAT team was activated as well as a Huntsville Police Negotiator. Despite numerous attempts to contact the subject, no contact was made. The SWAT team forcibly opened the front door to the residence and a small unmanned aerial drone was deployed. Using the camera on the drone, officers were able to see a male subject, with an apparent head injury, sitting in a chair. The subject was not moving and appeared deceased. The SWAT team made entry into the residence at this time and discovered a deceased male in the front room with an apparent gunshot wound to the head and a deceased female subject in a bedroom with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. The investigation is ongoing but appears to be a murder-suicide.
Lt. James Barnes
Lt. Curt Landrum