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Two Teens Arrested after Friday Night Shooting

Published on August 15, 2017

The Huntsville Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit has charged Caleb Whitesell, 17 of Huntsville, and Jason Cantrell, 16 of Huntsville, with Robbery following a drug related shooting Friday night.


Officers responded to reports of shots fired in a parking lot of Brittany Point Apartments on Bailey Cove Road around 9:00 Friday night.  A short time later they received a call of a gunshot victim at a home in Owens Cross Roads.  After further investigation it was determined that the 17 year old victim was attempting to sell drugs to the other two teens when one of them pulled a handgun and shot the victim in the neck.  Whitesell and Cantrell left the scene and the victim drove to a residence in Owens Cross Roads.  He was transported from there to the hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening gunshot wound.  Whitesell and Cantrell have both been charged as adults with Robbery 1st degree, but the investigation is ongoing and additional charges could result.

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