815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801


Henry Reyes                              Wendell Johnson

    Chief of Police                    Public Affairs Administrator

(256) 427-7001                       (256) 427-7043  

      Special Operations             North Precinct              West Precinct        South Precinct
         (256) 427-7157               (256) 746-4111           (256) 427-5461     (256) 213-4503



Huntsville Police Investigate Shooting Death


Huntsville, Alabama (April 30, 2007) Investigators with the Huntsville Police Departmentís Major Crimes Unit say a Huntsville man was shot and killed when he broke into an apartment at 900 #D Julia Street. Police spokesman Wendell Johnson said residents woke up about 3:15 this morning when someone tried to break into the front door. The homeowners armed themselves, the door was kicked in and a masked man armed with a gun came into the apartment.


One resident shot and killed the offender who has been identified as 26-year-old Demarcus Williams. His home address is listed as 3406 Elizabeth Street.

Johnson said the death investigation continues and no arrests are expected at this time. This was Huntsvilleís 7th homicide for the year.


Meanwhile Police are still investigating the double homicide from Saturday morning. Two men were found shot to death about 3:30 in the morning inside a vehicle that had crashed into a house on Cobb Road. These were Huntsvilleís 5th and 6th Homicide for the year.