Huntsville Police identify man shot by officers at Marathon gas station; 2 officers on leave

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Huntsville Police have identified the man shot by officers early Saturday morning, September 17 at a Marathon gas station.

The man shot was Robert Young, age 45 of Huntsville.  He died on the scene.

The officers involved are on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation and Incident Review Board.

According to Lt. Stacy Bates, Huntsville Police spokesperson, officers were called to the Marathon station at 8212 Bailey Cove Road at approximately 3 a.m. Saturday.  Two officers arrived simultaneously and discovered it was a burglary in-progress.  Police saw broken glass in front of the store and spotted a male inside.

The officers gave the man verbal commands, but he began shouting, cursing, and throwing items from inside the store.  Officers said the man then ran out the front door and pointed what looked like pistols at the officers.

Police fired at him, striking him multiple times.  Officers determined the weapons were replicas of a Smith & Wesson M&P pistol and a Beretta 92 pistol.

No officers were hurt.

Investigators are reviewing body cam footage and surveillance footage from the store. An Incident Review Board is tentatively scheduled for Friday, September 23.

The two officers involved will remain on administrative leave pending the findings of the Incident Review Board.