Huntsville Police arrest Tennessee man, say he killed veteran officer Friday night

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LaJeromeny Brown (Photo courtesy Huntsville Police)

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police have arrested a man and say he killed an officer Friday night.

LaJeromeny Brown, 41, was arrested Friday night.

HPD said Brown was from Tennessee.

During a news conference, police said Brown was involved in a pursuit with the STAC team.

According to a Facebook post from Huntsville Police, STAC agents had set up a drug buy at a house on Levert Street. When officers arrived, Brown immediately shot Billy Clardy III, hitting him outside his bulletproof vest. Other officers on a perimeter captured Brown after a short foot chase.

Clardy was taken to Huntsville Hospital in critical condition, but died later Friday night, according to Hunstville Police Chief Mark McMurray.

HPD Spokesman Lt. Michael Johnson said Friday Brown was “well-known to the department.”

According to Johnson, Brown faces charges of capital murder.

Jail records show Brown was being held in the Madison County Jail with no bond.

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