Huntsville police investigating deadly shooting at apartment on Dunn Drive

Police are investigating a shooting at an apartment early Tuesday morning.

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 8:41 AM
Updated: Jan 14, 2020 6:17 PM

Huntsville police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened on Dunn Drive at the Garden Cove apartments early Tuesday morning.

Police said officers detained a woman at the apartment complex but she wasn't arrested and believe the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute.

Yachi Burt, a neighbor, said she was at work when police were called to her neighbor's apartment after a man was shot and killed.

"It was very shocking to know it was so close," she said.

Burt said she knows the woman who lives at the apartment..

"She’s very good with the kids out here. I’ve been out here maybe 2 years now, and we’ve talked a couple of times," she added.

Burt said she wants to know if the shooting was self defense, but said she is relieved no one else got hurt.

"The only thing to do is look forward from it and learn from it. With me having an 8-year-old, it scared me. It’s so close to home. It could have been my baby. The bullet could have gone through my wall," she said.

Burt said she's always felt safe in the area because of the constant police presence..

"They patrol regularly because of the area we are in. It’s not a bad area, but still, they try to protect and serve the community because of the kids," she said.

Police have not released the name of the man shot and killed at this time.

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