SOMERVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office said a man was killed in a shooting early Tuesday.
The Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a home on Robin Private Drive in Somerville shortly before 6 a.m. EMS attempted to save the victim’s life but were unable to do so.
Morgan County Coroner Jeff Chunn told News 19 that Henry (Hank) Laverne Schoonmaker, 43, of Hartselle was killed in the shooting.
While responding, deputies saw a vehicle that matched the description of one involved in the shooting. The driver failed to stop and a pursuit ensued. After calling in backup from Cullman County, Marshall County, and Arab Police, the vehicle was stopped on US-231 north of Arab.
The Sheriff’s Office stated the driver attempted to take their life and they were taken to Marshall Medical Center. Around 9 a.m., Public Information Officer Mike Swafford told News 19 that the suspect died from their injuries. The suspect was identified by Chunn as Carl Orbin English, 43, of Somerville.
Authorities believe the two did know each other, however, a motive was not known at this time. They say this was an isolated incident.