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The original item was published from 12/13/2021 2:31:40 PM to 2/28/2022 12:05:02 AM.

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Posted on: December 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Huntsville Police Department Respond to a Shooting on December 12, 2021

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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.  

 Media inquiries:

Lt.  James Barnes

Lt. Curt Landrum

(936) 291-5480

(936) 435-8001  

 

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