HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
815 Wheeler Ave.
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
|Sgt. Mark Roberts
Public Information Officer
Alabama (March 19, 2009)
On March 18, 2009, at approximately 6:13 pm, Huntsville Police Officers
responded to multiple 911 calls reference a man with a gun on Elizabeth Street.
As the first officer arrived, 33 year old Gartrayl Baker of Huntsville fled on
foot armed with a handgun. The officer pursued Mr. Baker on foot demanding that
he drop the weapon. After a brief struggle, Mr. Baker was taken into custody and
handcuffed. After his arrest, it was determined that Mr. Baker needed medical
attention and an ambulance was called. Mr. Baker was taken to the Huntsville
Hospital Emergency Room where he was pronounced dead. The Huntsville Police
Departmentís Major Crimes Unit is conducting an investigation into the
circumstances surrounding Mr. Bakerís death.