Huntsville Police Charge Man with McVay St. Murder
21-year-old Shawn Deleon Ford has been released from Madison County Jail. (File photo)
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville police have made an arrest in connection with a Monday morning fatal shooting.
21-year-old Shawn Deleon Ford is charged with Murder-non family-gun & Assault 2nd non-family.
Investigators say Ford shot and killed 16-year-old Robert Dante Hewlett of Huntsville and wounded another teenager.
Officers and emergency responders got involved around 2 a.m. Monday when they were called to the intersection of McVay Street and Belvoir Drive in southwest Huntsville.
That’s where police, fire officials and HEMSI found a car that had driven through a yard and crashed into several parked cars nearby.
Police say there were two teenagers in the car who had been shot. One was shot in the neck and the other in the chest.
Paramedics took both of the teenagers to Huntsville Hospital in critical condition. Hewlett eventually succumbed to his injuries.
While police were on the scene of the shooting, they saw a man running away from the area. They chased him, but he got away.
Minutes later, someone living in an apartment in the 3600 block of Patton Road called police to report a man covered in blood had broken into the apartment.
Ford is being held in the Madison County Jail on a $135,000 bond.