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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  What started as a domestic disturbance ended with a Huntsville man dead.

Around midnight Saturday morning a 911 call came in about a domestic disturbance on the 4900 block of Wayne Court in Huntsville. Police say while officers were heading to the scene they were told shots had been fired. When officers got there they found a man on the sidewalk. They say he had been shot several times.

They identify that man as 33-year-old Timothy Latrell Derrick. Officers say Derrick died on the scene.

Caution tape blocked off much of the area as investigators processed the scene.

Gloria Thompson lives in a home just steps away from the crime scene. She’s lived there for more than 20 years. She says she doesn’t necessarily feel safe in that neighborhood anymore. “It’s pretty dangerous,” Thompson says, “Once I get home from work I go in and stay in.”

Thompson says over the last few years she has started to feel that way.”It just seems like the last five years have been crazy around this neighborhood,” Thompson says.

Since Saturday morning police say they haven’t made any arrests in connection with the case. They do say they are questioning one person of interest.

Police haven’t said what could have sparked the domestic disturbance, who else was involved, or why it turned deadly.

WHNT News 19 spoke with the victim’s wife, who didn’t want her information released. She tells us she hasn’t heard anything new from police in regards to her husband’s death. She says she doesn’t know how the situation escalated so quickly, or what could have prompted the violence.

As more information becomes available we’ll keep you updated on air and online.

This homicide is one of several Huntsville police have worked since the beginning of the year.


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