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Major Crimes Unit arrest

Published on January 28, 2023

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The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) has charged Omondo Jermaine Varner Jr., 25, with murder following a shooting incident that happened just after midnight on Saturday, Jan. 28.

HPD officers responded to the 4000 block of University Drive and found Christopher Cattage,26, dead inside a vehicle.

HPD Major Crimes Unit Investigators believe a verbal altercation led up to the shooting between the suspect and victim who were acquaintances.

Varner is currently being booked into the Madison County Jail on the listed charge. The case remains under investigation, and no further information is available at this time.