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Huntsville Man Arrested after Friday Shooting at Car Dealership

Published on August 15, 2017

The Huntsville Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit has charged Phillip Gilliam, 21 of Huntsville, with Assault 1st degree in connection to a shooting Friday afternoon at a local car dealership.


Officers responded to reports of a shooting near the Bill Penney Service Department at 4808 University Drive around 1:15 Friday afternoon.  Gilliam, an employee, was attempting to sell a pistol in a case to a 23 year old male.  The male paid Gilliam with counterfeit money and attempted to run to a car with the pistol.  Gilliam drew another handgun and ran after the male firing shots at him.  The male got in the passenger side of a waiting car and while leaving the scene Gilliam fired shots at the car.  The male was struck in the torso by one of the bullets.  The driver drove away and dropped the victim off in the area of University Drive and Boxwood Drive.  He was transported to the hospital in serious condition but is expected to recover. 


Gilliam has been charged with Assault 1st degree.  The case is still under investigation.

Phillip Gilliam