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 Arrest Murder Suspect 

November 14, 2005 (Huntsville, Alabama) Investigators with the Huntsville Police Major Crimes Unit have charged 26-year-old Steven Larvern Leamon with the murder of Christopher Dewayne Griffin.  Griffin was shot Friday night, arrived at Huntsville Hospital by private vehicle and died several minutes later.

 Police spokesman Wendell Johnson said Investigators thought the shooting first occurred on Julia Street, but determined later that the shooting actually took place at 2716 Oakwood Road. Leamon was arrested and booked into the Madison County Metro Jail this afternoon. Investigators have not revealed a motive for the murder