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



Major Crimes Unit Investigate Fatal Shooting


Huntsville, Alabama (January 13, 2008) At 12:07 Sunday morning, North Precinct Police responded to a shooting at 1002-B Webster Drive. Upon arrival they found the body of Gary Lee McCarty, age 34, at the rear of the apartment. Preliminary investigation by the Huntsville Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit revealed that McCarty had been drinking and locked himself out of his apartment. He tried to crawl through the rear window of the wrong apartment and was shot to death when he was thought to be a burglar. Johnson said Investigators have not filed charges against the individual who fired the weapon. Investigators will present the case to the Madison County District Attorney’s office to give to a grand jury.