Huntsville homeowner kills intruder


April 30, 2007, 01:38 PM
Not exactly the smartest entry techniques used by the Bad Guys. Especially in Alabamer!

Huntsville homeowner kills intruder
Posted by Marian Accardi April 30, 2007 7:46 AM
One man was shot and killed as he allegedly broke into a residence at 900 Julia Street just before 4 a.m. today.

According to Huntsville police reports, a man was startled by a loud banging at his front door, and he and his roommate armed themselves and went to investigate. They discovered someone kicking in the front door, and one of the offenders was shot and killed as he entered the residence with a pistol in his hands.

The other offender ran away.

The names of the victims and the person who was shot and killed were being withheld early today.

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Heavy Metal Hero
April 30, 2007, 02:32 PM
Not exactly the smartest entry techniques used by the Bad Guys.

Not a bad thing either. :)

April 30, 2007, 02:33 PM
Alabama's "Stand your Ground" Law notwithstanding...

The homeowner's timing was exquisite.

April 30, 2007, 02:41 PM
Can we get a link to verify this?

El Tejon
April 30, 2007, 02:43 PM
Wonder what the tox screen looked like?:uhoh:

There are several places that I would not want to go kicking in doors in the middle of the night. Alabama is in the top 3.:uhoh:

April 30, 2007, 02:52 PM

Google News FTW

April 30, 2007, 03:31 PM

You got that right man. The one that got away should be counting his blessings.

I see someone else has posted the link that I got the news from. I also saw the story reported on our local news channel, but there isn't very much information (and they are notorious for horrible news writing.) Nevertheless, here it is:

And I guess technically, it was not a homeowner, but an apartment resident. I'll post further if more details become available.

April 30, 2007, 09:17 PM
I'll post further if more details become available.

Please do... we certainly won't learn more about this from watching news on cable.

April 30, 2007, 09:26 PM

Here's a little more detail. Coincidentally, I heard from Mr. Hinshaw (the State representative quoted in this article) last week after I emailed him regarding a new anti-gun bill proposed recently in Alabama. He appears to be a friend of the cause and a real nice fella.

Keep in mind this article is basically just a transcription of the news cast. There will probably be an article in the Huntsville Times about it tomorrow. I'll post it if there is.

btw...there's a video of the report on the top left of the page that is linked above.

May 1, 2007, 12:09 AM
Glad he was armed. Imagine how it would of turned out if he didn't have a firearm.


The Canuck
May 1, 2007, 12:44 AM
Wonder what the tox screen looked like?

Not sure, but I'll bet they'll find a very recently corrected lead deficiency.:rolleyes:

Ala Dan
May 1, 2007, 04:38 AM
Chalk up one for "The Castle Doctrine Act"~! :D

Yep, us old Alabamer rednecks are the "Pride Of The Deep South"-
we shoot first, and ask questions later~! ;)

Don't believe me? Just try us~! :uhoh: :eek:

May 1, 2007, 09:11 AM
Man who killed intruder unlikely to face charges
Tuesday, May 01, 2007By KEITH CLINESTimes Staff Writer
Police eye incident as self-defense, spokesman says

An apartment resident who shot and killed an armed man who broke down his apartment door will not likely face charges, Huntsville police said.

Police investigators are looking at the incident as self-defense, police spokesman Wendell Johnson said Monday afternoon.

Police identified the intruder as Demarcus Williams, 26, of 3406 Elizabeth St.

The identity of the shooter, who lives at 900 Julia St. No. D, is being withheld by Sgt. Ed Cain of the major crimes unit, Johnson said.

Johnson said the man and his roommate were awakened about 3:15 a.m. Monday when someone tried to break in the front door. The two residents armed themselves, he said.

Williams, who was wearing a mask and had a gun, came into the apartment after kicking down the door, Johnson said. One of the residents shot and killed Williams.

"When somebody breaks in your house and you are in fear of your life, you have the right to self-defense," Johnson said. "But it's still under investigation."

Johnson said police are not releasing why Williams broke into the apartment and Johnson did not know if Williams and the apartment residents knew one another.

Investigators will decide whether to send the results of their investigation to the district attorney for further review, Johnson said.

Williams' shooting death was the city's seventh homicide of the year.

The fifth and sixth homicides of the year happened about 3:30 a.m. Saturday when two men in a 1996 Nissan Pathfinder crashed into a home on Cobb Road in southwest Huntsville.

The two men had been shot to death before the crash, Johnson said. No one in the home was injured.

Johnson said Monday that police are continuing the investigation into Saturday's double homicide. Police continue to withhold the names of the two dead men while they try to notify the victims' nearest relatives, Johnson said.

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