Apartment complex hires Huntsville police after overnight shooting

Huntsville police told WAAY 31 Wednesday afternoon they were hired by the complex for security starting immediately.

Posted: Dec. 6, 2017 4:40 PM
Updated: Dec. 6, 2017 7:06 PM

Huntsville police confirmed to WAAY 31 The Overlook Apartments has hired the police department to provide security during the evening hours, but one person told WAAY 31 she thinks the security efforts are too late.

"I feel like they shouldn't have had to enforce law enforcement now that something has happened," Kimberly Hollman said. "If they probably would have had it in the beginning, happening all the time, this situation would have probably never happened."

She says the environment at The Overlook Apartments during the evening hours on most nights is concerning.

"Parties, gunshots, fights...I've literally heard someone fighting in front of my door," Hollman said.

She's hoping that changes.

Huntsville police told WAAY 31 Wednesday afternoon they were hired by the complex for security starting immediately.

The added security will be in effect from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. every night.

Police told WAAY 31 an off-duty officer will check identification for anyone entering the property and will keep a list of visitors.

Hollman says if the added security doesn't reduce crime at the complex, she plans to move out.

"If it gets better, I would stay, but if it continues to get worse like it is, then I can't," she said.

WAAY 31 reached out to the apartment complex about this added security, but we're still waiting to hear back from them.

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