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




Police Investigate the City’s 17th Homicide for the Year


Huntsville, Alabama (December 12, 2007) Investigators with the Huntsville Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit were called to 2901 Johnson Road shortly after 6:00 o’clock last night. Spokesman Wendell Johnson said the caller advised that her husband had been shot. Preliminary investigation indicated that Daniel Ricky Rhodes, age 52, had been shot by 39-year-old Rebecca Jo Cowan during a domestic incident. Johnson said Officers will await autopsy results before proceeding with the investigation.