HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – One man is in police custody following a domestic call on McKinley Avenue, just north of downtown.
Neighbors tell WHNT News 19 that Saturday afternoon around 3 PM, they heard gunshots.
The house and part of the street were taped off by police. Lieutenant Darryl Lawson, spokesman for Huntsville Police, says that when police arrived on scene a man came out on the porch with a handgun.
Sunday, Lt. Lawson identified the man as Daniel Foust Crumbley, 44. Crumbley has been charged with 2 counts of menacing and 1 count of domestic violence harassment.
Police say a woman called police because Crumbley was “causing problems inside the home” and when officers arrived, Crumbley came out onto the porch with a handgun.
Officers say Crumbley did not respond to their commands to drop the weapon, instead raising it toward them. At that point, police fired at him, and he dropped the weapon. That gun has now been taken into evidence.
Neither police nor Crumbley were injured in the incident.
Police said Sunday that three officers involved have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation into the use of force. Huntsville Major Crimes Investigators along with Internal Affairs and Crime Scene Investigators continue to look into what happened.