NEW INFORMATION: Investigators Make Arrest in Deadly NW Huntsville Shooting

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police investigators have made an arrest in connection to a fatal shooting on Thursday night.

A 17-year-old juvenile has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of shooting death of Delawrence Andrew Thomas, 19, of Huntsville, according to police.

Officers on the scene say the shooting happened just before midnight in the 6400 block of Hollow Road in northwest Huntsville.  Police searched the area with K-9 officers in an attempt to find the suspect.

Huntsville Police Chief Lewis Morris would not elaborate on what led to the shooting, but did offer a vague hint on the possible circumstances.

“When people engage in activity that is dangerous or not safe or reckless, there’s generally consequences,” said Morris. “Sometimes the consequences can result in the death of another person.”

Paramedics took Thomas to the hospital in critical condition.  He died a short time later.

According to investigators, the juvenile and Thomas were close acquaintances.

Officers were called to the exact same house for a shooting on January 5th of this year. Investigators say someone shot a man in the arm that afternoon.


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