NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

Henry Reyes
Police Chief
(256) 427-7001
Sgt. Mark Roberts
Public Information Officer
(256) 427-7197

 

  

Police Shoot Armed Subject

 

Huntsville, Alabama (December 1, 2009) An investigation is underway as a result of an armed subject who was shot and killed by two Huntsville Police Officers. Huntsville Police responded to a domestic call at 902-B Webster Avenue at approximately 5:15 p.m. Monday evening in which the caller advised that her son was threatening the family with a knife. As the officers entered the residence they encountered a subject armed with two knives. The officers repeatedly tried to get the subject to put down the knives; he refused and aggressively advanced on the officers. As a result, the offender was shot and killed by two Huntsville Police Officers. The subject has been identified as Robert Daniel Webb, 24 years-of-age, of Huntsville.

The case is being investigated by the Department’s Major Crimes Unit and the Internal Affairs Division. Once the investigation is completed, Chief Henry Reyes has ordered an Incident Review Board to review the facts and determine if the Officers actions were within departmental policy. The board includes a Huntsville Police Captain, Lieutenant, and Sergeant. Also present during the Incident Review Board will be representatives from the City Attorney’s Office, and the Madison County District Attorney’s Office. The two officers have been placed in an administrative status pending the outcome of the Incident Review Board, which is a standard departmental policy for police involved shootings.