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.