Huntsville man arrested in connection with Oakwood University student’s death

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Huntsville Police confirm they have made an arrest in connection with the death of an Oakwood University student.

Police said they arrested 19-year-old Jaylun White, from Huntsville, and charged him with murder during a news conference Friday. White's arrest comes after Huntsville Police discovered the body of 20-year-old Carvell Goodlow of Detroit, Michigan on September 16.

Police said they responded to Westlake Apartments on Sparkman Drive after a caller advised them about hearing gunshots in the area. Police arrived to find Goodlow's body between two buildings. Investigators say Goodlow had a visible gunshot wound.

Background Information

Senior Sergeant Jack Pugh says White and Goodlow did not know each other.

Police said on Sunday an altercation broke out when a group of people met at the Texaco gas station on Jordan Lane and Sparkman Drive. Carvell Goodlow was among that group. Police said at some point everyone scattered and ran off into different directions. Goodlow was running back towards Oakwood University. Police said Goodlow was running through Westlake Apartment Complex when 19-year-old Jaylun White shot and killed the student.

Police said White thought Goodlow was someone else. Police said White wasn`t involved in the altercation at the gas station. They would not go into detail about who White thought the victim may have been.

Huntsville Police are continuing to investigate the case.

A Word of Thanks

Oakwood University President Leslie Pollard thanked authorities for their work on the case. The student body held a memorial service for Goodlow Thursday. Pollard added Goodlow's funeral is scheduled for this coming Tuesday in Detroit.

White has been charged with murder. His bond is set at $60,000.

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