Police: Huntsville teenager dies after Wednesday morning shooting

Huntsville police are investigating a shooting at Brixworth at Bridgestreet apartments.

Posted: Mar 20, 2019 8:22 AM
Updated: Mar 20, 2019 10:58 PM

UPDATE: (10:00 p.m.) Huntsville police responded to our request to confirm the information in a letter we're told was distributed to residents at Brixworth at Bridgestreet apartments. According to the lead investigator on the case, information in the letter is not accurate.

Police confirmed Austin Rich was living with his girlfriend at Brixworth at Bridgestreet apartments, but he was not on the lease. Police told WAAY 31 Rich was shot inside that apartment, and his girlfriend was not taken into custody, only questioned.


We're told this letter was distributed to all apartment residents. According to the lead investigator on the case, information in the letter is not accurate.

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(7:41 p.m.) In a letter we're told was distributed to all apartment residents, management says Rich was not a resident at the Brixworth at Bridgestreet apartments where he was shot.

The letter goes on to say Rich was dating a resident, and his girlfriend was taken into custody by police. Huntsville police said they can not confirm the information in the letter, but said Rich's girlfriend was not taken into custody, just questioned.

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Huntsville police are investigating a shooting at Brixworth at Bridgestreet apartments.

The victim, 19-year-old Austin D'mar Rich of Huntsville, has died, according to Sgt. Tony McElyea, police spokesman.

He said officers are looking for individuals driving a newer model silver Nissan Altima with a dealership tag for questioning.

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