815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801


Rex Reynolds                         Wendell Johnson

       Chief of Police               Public Affairs Administrator

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

      Special Operations             North Precinct              West Precinct        South Precinct
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Huntsville Police Investigate Shooting Outside Gas Station


Huntsville, Alabama (February 9, 2007) Investigators with the Huntsville Police Departmentís Major Crimes Unit have released the name of a shooting victim late this afternoon. Police spokesman Wendell Johnson said Ronnie Lee Cawthorn (DOB 6/2/1984) was shot multiple times while he was standing outside of a vehicle at the BP gas station located at 5990 Pulaski Pike near Winchester Road. Police were notified of the shooting at 1:15 p.m.


As police arrived, they noticed a vehicle speeding away. Officers stopped the vehicle and discovered Cawthornís body in the back seat. He had been shot multiple times. Police have not made an arrest. If anyone has information concerning the Cityís 3rd homicide, they should contact Investigator David Owens at 722-7100.