UPDATE: Huntsville Police Investigate Sunday Evening Homicide

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Huntsville police are working to find out the details surrounding a homicide that happened late Sunday evening.

Huntsville police responded to the 3800 block of Melody Road around ten o’clock Sunday evening.

Lawrence Alan Williams Jr., 20, was found lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to police. He died at the scene.

Police say they are looking for two men who they believe may have something to do with the shooting.

They tell WHNT News 19 they believe the shooting stemmed from an argument that happened earlier Sunday evening on Hollow Road in north Huntsville. From there it progressed to Melody Drive.

Police say they found a gun in the Williams’ car, but they don’t know if it belonged to him or the shooter.

We’re working to track down the latest information on this developing story and we’ll keep you updated online and on air as those details become available to us.

27 comments

    • Red

      It was probably some fine, upstanding citizen defending himself against roamings gangs of thugish criminals and exercising his 2nd amendment rights. That sort of thing happens all the time.

      Hey you kids get off my lawn!! *** blam blam blam ***……..*** blam ***

  • grammy

    You people have no sympathy for anyone. Just think for a second it could have been one of your family member…..

  • Speaking truth

    It’s funny how they want to sit around blaming the guns. You have no idea what the situation is so let’s not be so quick to judge. Let’s keep in mind the area of town at which this occurred.

    • Speaking truth

      Exactly, anyone who shoots someone over an argument will more than likely commit such a crime regardless of the weapon. The disregard for life is truly astonishing and the fact that people behave like this over drugs is just embarrassing.

  • Truth

    Huntsville, AL so far removed from that for forbs list rating and best place to live. Understand the bigger your city grows so does your crime. It’s seem that people are no longer into the fist fight. Kill or be killed dog eat dog world. Praying for family of deceased and the perps because at the end of the day Multiple lives have changed forever. Hollow Rd has been getting a lot of press lately. Huntsville reminds me of North Memphis you guys have no idea. Peace everyone Peace let’s come together.

  • Kim

    The man that died was one of the most beloved people at my high school. He was one of the sweetest and funniest people you could ever meet. He was so so young and the least deserving of anyone. Thoughts be with the family and friends.

  • courtney

    God be with him and his family. No one deserves to die at such a young age. He is a true blessing and will be dearly remembered and missed.

  • courtney

    God bless him and his family. He was a wonderful young man. He will always be remembered and missed.

  • Fellow student

    My heart aches for his family. He deserved so much more out of life. He was from madison and didn’t belong on that side of town. Watch over us sweet angel. I can’t tell you how many lives you’ve impacted positively. You deserved so much more in life, and it was snatched from you.

  • Truth

    You judgemental people need to shut the hell up. He really was one of the most beloved people in high school. He would do anything for anyone. No one deserves this, but especially not larebear. Fly high baby.

  • jamison jones

    ‘shoooting stems from an argument,’??? Really? how about just walking away? how about fist fights? what happened to the good ‘ol days of ‘lets square off’? I mean, its sad that lately people choose to eliminate ‘problems’ than resolve them. Having guns is not the problem but its the people with guns. i mean the jerks, the punks, the junkies, potheads, methheads, crackheads and what not. Its just sad all round. Now, you mix in drugs and there goes reason completely! i maintain that the propensity for homicides increases with the presence of a gun. Simple situations are made worse by the paranoia that altered brains generate. i mean its sad!

  • jamison jones

    you have any idea what pot does? all pot does is basically give an individual a one dimensional thought process and action. if you are driving long haul distances, chances are, you gon’ be the best driver. if you do repetitive jobs, again you gon’ be the best at it.sex, well, you gon’go all the way! I’m talking from experience here! one thing pot does in these situations is the buying and selling! there is alot of ‘misunderstanding that goes on ‘n on.

  • Rita

    Lawrence was there for me from the moment I met him in middle school. Because of him, I was a better person because he refused to let any of his friends, or even someone passing by go without a laugh. I love you & will miss you always.

  • Alycia

    REST EASY BABY BOY I WILL COUNTINUE TO PRAY FOR YOU AND UR FAMILY MANN THIS IS HARD ON EVERYBODY …MANN WHEN I GOT THAT CALL MY HEART DROOPED NOBODY REALLY KNOWS BUT U I WISH U WERE HERE TO TELL UR STORY
    FLY HIGH BABY AND REST EASY GOD GOT CHU NOW<3 :"(

  • Lakaylen Langford

    I love you Larry and I miss you already. I still can’t believe your gone mane this hurt so bad.

  • Ashley

    Lawrence will be greatly missed… This is so sad he was my co-worker and friend. He was funny and so full of life it saddens me that he died that way nobody deserves that especially not him! You will be missed I love you friend!

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