HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police are still searching for one suspects involved in a carjacking Friday afternoon, and a later shooting. Saturday night, officers confirmed one suspect is in custody.
According to authorities, two black males in the Northwoods housing project approached a victim around 2 p.m. on Poplar Avenue, brandishing guns. The victim gave the suspects everything he had and told authorities he spontaneously told the suspects he had cash in his truck. Authorities said the suspects then ran to the truck and drove off in the vehicle.
Then officers stated police sighted three people connected to the case on Bonnell Drive around 3 p.m. Saturday. During a traffic stop, the suspects fled from the vehicle.
Huntsville Police later set up a perimeter on Sportsman Lane, managing to capture and detain one suspect.
Saturday night, Huntsville Police said the person detained was actually another victim of a crime at the hands of the carjacking suspects. Police said the two were involved in shooting the person they detained, whose name has not been released, in the lower leg. That person has already been treated for the wound.
One of the other suspects is still at large, according to HPD. He has not been identified.
Another, Tyler Moore of Huntsville, was taken into custody Saturday night after turning himself over to police. Police call Moore the “main suspect.” He is charged with two counts of robbery in the first degree, with additional charges pending according to law enforcement.