Huntsville homeowner shot, killed during home invasion

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Huntsville Police say they are investigating a shooting that left one man dead.

Officers say they were called to a home on Barbra Drive, just north of Holmes Avenue, for a possible home invasion where the homeowner was shot in the chest. Police say the call came in at about 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Authorities say by the time paramedics arrived, the victim had died from his injuries.

Percy Corn

The victim's wife has identified the man killed as 44-year-old Percy Corn, Jr. She says the shooter walked in and asked for all of Corn's money, then demanded more before shooting Corn in the chest.

Percy Corn

Huntsville police put up crime scene tape and began investigating the shooting. Investigators brought in a K9 team to search the area for the shooter.

Officers found a person several blocks away from the scene. That person was taken in for questioning, but at this time police have not made any arrests.

Investigators say a man wearing a black hoodie and a black mask was seen running from the home right after the shooting.

If you know any information that could help in the investigation, please call Huntsville Police.

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