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Huntsville police say shooting on Highway 72 and Mastin Lake Road was a drug deal gone bad

Delvon Barnett

Delvon Barnett is charged with capital murder.

Posted: Mar 27, 2019 9:41 PM
Updated: Mar 28, 2019 4:08 PM

Huntsville police say they have arrested a suspect, 29-year-old Delvon Barnett, and charged him with capital murder for the incident on Tuesday night at Highway 72 and Mastin Lake Road, where a victim’s wife wrecked after trying to get the victim, 41-year-old James Edwin Jones, to the hospital.

Police say after many interviews Wednesday afternoon, authorities executed a search warrant at Barnett's home and criminal evidence was found Wednesday evening.

According to Huntsville police, on Tuesday, officers responded to the scene at Highway 72 and Mastin Lake Road when a female advised her husband had been shot at Fuel City. They say she left the area to take him to the hospital and then later crashed their vehicle. Jones was later pronounced dead due to gunshot wounds.

Huntsville police say Jones was involved in a drug transaction gone bad, and Barnett was also in the car at the time of the shooting. Police say the case involved a drug transaction and robbery at the time the shooting happened.

Barnett was booked in the Madison County Jail.

For more information about the incident, click HERE.

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