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) 427-5441 (256) 213-4503
Shooting Death of 8-year-old Remains Under Investigation
Huntsville, Alabama (October 4, 2005) Investigators with the Huntsville Police Departmentís Major Crimes Unit arenít releasing much information this evening following the shooting of an 8-year-old boy. Police spokesman Wendell Johnson said authorities arrived at Bonnell Drive #16, about 12:30 Tuesday afternoon. (Hillside Village Apartments). The juvenile had been shot to death. Johnson said apparently the 8-year-old boy and another 14-year-old boy were playing with a weapon when it discharged. The Department has not released the names of the juveniles, because the case remains under investigation.