HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
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
(256) 427-7157 (256) 746-4111 (256) 427-5461 (256) 213-4503
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.