HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
815 Wheeler Avenue Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Chief of Police
|Dr. Harry Hobbs|
Communications Relations Officer
Police Involved Shooting, Suspect is Identified
Huntsville, Alabama (August 12, 2013)
Huntsville Police, with assistance from the
FBI, have identified the individual shot and killed during an encounter with
officers last Friday morning as Brent Egan Dotson, w/m DOB 11-06-56. Preliminary
autopsy results indicate he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Dotson was wanted out of Horry County, South
Carolina, where he was awaiting sentencing involving a child sex offense
conviction, involving the rape of a minor child.
On Friday, August 9, 2013, at approximately 8
a.m., Huntsville Police responded to a call of a suspicious person in the area
of Mountain View Mobile Home Park on Slaughter Rd. When officers arrived, they
observed Dotson sitting in a chair at the entrance of the mobile home park. As
they began to question Dotson, he produced a handgun. Both Dotson and our
officer discharged their weapons, with Dotson suffering a fatal gunshot wound to
Per Departmental Policy, the officer involved was placed on Administrative Leave until the internal investigation is completed.