HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
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
(256) 427-7157 (256) 746-4111 (256) 427-5461 (256) 213-4503
West Precinct Investigators Arrest Suspect in Double Shooting
Huntsville, Alabama (July 18, 2007) Investigators from the West Precinct have arrested the suspect accused of shooting a couple July 14th while they were in her apartment. Spokesman Wendell Johnson said 29-year-old Omartacus Lawrence Cawthorne was charged with 2 counts of Attempted Murder, Assault 1st degree and Burglary 1st degree. He was booked into the Madison County Metro jail on Tuesday afternoon.
Johnson said Cawthorne broke into the apartment of 23-year-old Sheena Leslie located at 240 Martin Road about 2:30 Saturday morning. He then shot Leslie and 25-year-old Laquan Bailey, multiple times. They were transported to Huntsville Hospital ER with non-life threatening injuries