Police: Man is charged with murder in connection to March 9 shooting death; shooting was likely due to earlier altercation

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Adrian Hyder (Photo: Huntsville Police Department)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Huntsville Police Department has charged Adrian Hyder, 29, with murder in connection to the shooting that killed Lucas Payne, 36, on March 9th.

Huntsville Police Officers responded to a shooting at the corner of Pulaski Pike and Oakwood Ave. just after noon on Thursday, March 9. (Photo: Courtney Crown, WHNT News 19)

On that day, officers responded to shots fired in a parking lot near Oakwood Avenue and Pulaski Pike. They found Payne suffering from a gunshot wound, and he was transported to the hospital where he later died.

Hyder was taken into custody without incident and is being held in the Madison County Jail. Investigators say the shooting likely stemmed from an earlier altercation between the two men.