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Huntsville officers make an arrest in overnight shooting, standoff; blame fireworks for shooting

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Thomas Couch (Image: Huntsville Police Department)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police say they have arrested a Huntsville man involved in an overnight shooting and standoff. They say it all stems from the accused being upset about fireworks being shot in the area.

Thomas Couch, 32, is charged with Assault 2nd degree after an incident on Fairbanks Street.

Officers were called to the 2800 block of Fairbanks Street around 11:45 Tuesday night. They arrived to find a man suffering from a gunshot wound to his arm.

Couch, who was in a neighboring apartment, refused to surrender to officers. Officers evacuated surrounding apartments for safety concerns. They also cut power to the area in an attempt to get the man out.

Huntsville Police spokesman Lt. Stacy Bates says the standoff ended at 2:30 Wednesday morning when Couch surrendered without incident.


Authorities say there were two children in the home during the standoff. They are both safe.



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