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Officer-Involved Shooting Update

Published on September 19, 2016

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The Huntsville Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened September 17 at 8212 Bailey Cove Road.  Police have identified 45 year old Robert Young, of Huntsville, as the man who was shot and died on the scene.  The officers involved are on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation and Incident Review Board.


Officers responded to an alarm call at the Marathon gas station at approximately 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning.  Two officers arrived simultaneously and discovered it was a burglary in-progress.  There was a broken glass in the front of the store and the officers could see a male inside.  The officers gave the man verbal commands, but he began shouting, cursing, and throwing items from inside the store.  Without warning, the man ran out of the store through the front door, and pointed what looked like pistols at the officers.   The officers fired their weapons striking the man multiple times.  It was later determined that the weapons were replicas of a Smith & Wesson M&P pistol and a Beretta 92 pistol.  No one else was injured during the incident.  Investigators have body cam footage as well as surveillance footage from the store to aid in the investigation.  An Incident Review Board is tentatively scheduled for Friday, September 23.  The two officers involved will remain on administrative leave pending the findings of the Incident Review Board.