815 Wheeler Avenue      Huntsville, Alabama  35801

Mark Hudson
Chief of Police
(256) 427-7001
Dr. Harry Hobbs
Communications Relations Officer
(256) 427-7043


Police Involved Shooting


Huntsville, Alabama (December 14, 2011) On Monday, December 12, 2011, Huntsville Police Officers were in the process of checking a subject in the parking lot of 125 Earl Street.  The subject produced a handgun and shot at the Officers.  The Officers returned fire and shot the offender.  The Officers called HEMSI who transported the offender to Huntsville Hospital. 

The offender was later identified as Samuel Sirvoy Ward, DOB 12-08-84.  Ward was admitted to the hospital where he will remain in police custody until released.  He will then be booked into the Madison County Metro Jail.


The incident is being investigated by the Department’s Major Crimes Unit and the Internal Affairs Division.  Once the investigation is completed, Chief Hudson has ordered an Incident Review Board to review the facts and determine if the Officers’ actions were within departmental policy. The board will include 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 Officers involved have been placed in an administrative status pending the outcome of the Incident Review Board, which is standard departmental policy for police involved shootings.