UPDATE: One person shot in Colbert County

A shooting happened around 8 Friday night on Blake Street in Sheffield. Willie Lashawn Malone, 40, was airlifted to Huntsville Hospital.

Posted: Oct 6, 2018 10:47 AM
Updated: Oct 8, 2018 3:31 PM

UPDATE: The victim is still in critical condition at Huntsville Hospital. His name is 40-year-old Willie Lashawn Malone. The suspect was taken in for questioning. Charges are pending, so his name has not been released yet.

Investigators are asking that anyone with information about the incident call 256-386-5630.


A shooting happened around 8 Friday night at a home on Blake Street in Sheffield. 

According to Sheffield Police, one person was airlifted to Huntsville Hospital. There is a possible suspect in custody but no word yet on the condition of the person who was shot.

Neighbors told WAAY 31 that police have previously responded to several issues at the home. The person who owns the building said he rents it out to a man who has had eight eviction notices but refuses to leave the building.

The owner said he is working through the court, so they can legally force the tenant to go. Neighbors said they believe he's the man in custody. WAAY 31 is still working to find out if and how the shooting victim is connected to the suspect.

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