GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. - Guntersville Police have released the names of two people shot Friday night.
Investigators say James Daugette, 56, of Guntersville died from his injuries in the shooting Friday evening. His wife, Sandra Daugette, 55, is recovering.
Police responded to a report of two people shot on Edmonds Road around 5:30 Friday evening. That area is near Guntersville.
When police arrived, they found the two victims. Responders took them to Huntsville Hospital. "After the two victims had been located, the shooter's residence, or the place he had fled to, was pointed out by witnesses," Guntersville Police Chief Jim Peterson said.
Investigators say they found the shooter, Albert Patterson, at his home at the back of the trailer park where the shooting happened. Police said Patterson came out of his home armed with a shotgun when they arrived. After officials ordered him to put down the gun, he did after some hesitation. He was later taken into custody and booked into the Marshall County Jail. He's charged with murder and attempted murder.
Judge Mitch Floyd set Patterson's bond at $150,000.
"Mr. Patterson is the father of the female victim and obviously the father-in-law of the deceased victim in the shooting," Chief Peterson said, "It's apparent at this point that there is some type of long running family dispute over some issue within the family, and for an unknown reason at this time that culminated with Mr. Patterson becoming so agitated to the point Friday that the shooting actually occurred."
Crimes like this one don't happen often in the area and it came as a shock to the people who live there.
Samantha Prather held her little daughter Caydence Monday morning on the steps of her home, which is steps away from where the shooting happened. Her family wasn't home Friday evening, which might have been a blessing. "Because my daughter, the door's always open when it's nice out and ..." Prather said. They came back to a damaged home.
"They got the window, they got the trailer right there," Prather says, pointing out a slew of holes on the side of her home and a door empty of glass.
Those are remnants of the shooting that killed James Daugett and injured his wife, Sandra."Just thoughts that if we were at home, what would have happened if my daughter was standing at the window, or if we were outside playing, it's just... it's a lot of stuff that goes through your mind," Prather said, holding Caydence.
Peterson says they don't see a lot of violent crime. Prather says her neighborhood, near Guntersville, is always quiet, and this was a shock. "Just the thought of it. We couldn't sleep that night," Prather added, "They were good people. You never think this would happen so close to home."
Peterson says this investigation is far from over. Officers are still working to get answers.