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Major Crimes Unit arrest

Published on August 31, 2023

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The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) has charged Damon Andrew Blinks, 28, of Greencastle, Indiana, with capital murder for the robbery and deadly shooting that happened in the 300 block of Quality Circle around 10:40 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 28.

HPD officers responded to the area on Tuesday, Aug. 29, around 7 a.m. for an unresponsive subject laying in the parking lot and identified him as Devin Tyler McDonald, 23. McDonald was pronounced dead at the scene.

Major Crimes Unit investigators believe Blinks fled to Indiana in the victim’s vehicle following the shooting. He was taken into custody by authorities in Indiana on Wednesday, Aug. 30, and McDonald’s vehicle was recovered in Blinks’ possession.

HPD Major Crimes Unit Investigators traveled to Indiana on Thursday, Aug. 31, to speak with Blinks about the incident, and he was formally charged with capital murder.

HPD would like to thank the Carmel Police Department in Indiana for their assistance with safely apprehending Blinks. He is facing additional charges from their department.

Blinks will be extradited back to Huntsville at a later date and booked in the Madison County Jail on the capital murder charge.

The case remains under investigation. At this time, no further information is available.