815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801


Henry Reyes                              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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Juvenile 14, Charged with Murder of 16-year-old


Huntsville, Alabama (June 19, 2007) Investigators with the Huntsville Police Departmentís Major Crimes unit have charged a 14-year-old juvenile male with Murder. Spokesman Wendell Johnson said 16-year-old Jamie Collier of 612 Dawson Terrace was fatally shot by the juvenile shortly before 11:00 oíclock last night. Ms. Collier was with a group of teenagers who became involved in a verbal confrontation with another set of teenagers. The incident occurred at the intersection of Mt Vernon Road and Yale Circle. Johnson said the confrontation escalated to a physical fight, several shots were fired and Ms. Collier was struck in the chest. She was transported to Huntsville Hospital where she died.


Johnson said the juvenile who fired the shot initially fled the scene, but later turned himself in to police. He was booked in the Neaves Davis Center for Children (D-home). Ms. Collierís death was Huntsvilleís 8th homicide for this year.