Suspect In Melody Road Shooting Appears In Court

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Patrick Connell Larnce (Photo: WHNT News 19)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A capital murder case is now going to a grand jury.  Patrick Connell Larnce appeared in court Wednesday morning for a preliminary hearing.

Police say Larnce shot Mark Shillo in April.

At the hearing, Madison County District Judge Linda Coats decided there was enough evidence for the case to move forward.

The shooting happened in the 3900 block of Melody Road in Huntsville.  Schillo tried to drive himself to the hospital, but crashed along the way.

Paramedics took him to Huntsville Hospital, where he later died.