Shooting suspect apprehended after vehicle pursuit

James Hoyt Langford (Image courtesy of Madison County Sheriff's Department)

James Hoyt Langford (Image courtesy of Madison County Sheriff's Department)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Madison County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting  that occurred on Empire Lane in Huntsville this afternoon.

Sheriff Blake Dorning says that around 1:00 p.m., a victim arrived at Huntsville Hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

During the course of the investigation, deputies determined the location of the crime scene  and James Hoyt Langford was developed as a suspect in the shooting.

Sheriff Dorning says that Langford was apprehended at 2:25 p.m. after a short vehicle pursuit on Hwy 231.

Langford is charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle and 1st degree assault.