1 dead after officer involved shooting, another body found on the scene

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville Police Department is investigating a late night officer-involved shooting.

Lt. Stacy Bates says officers responded to the area of Creighton Avenue between Sturbridge Drive and Gardenside Drive for a shots fired call. They found one victim with a gunshot wound to the hand.

Police say they then found the suspect, Haraesheo Rice, 31 near Green Meadow Road, still armed.

HPD says officers told Rice to drop the gun, but he instead pointed it at officers and waved it in the air. Officers fired at the suspect, killing him.

While approaching Rice, another body was found dead on the scene with gunshot wounds, police say.

The person found dead at the scene has been identified by the Madison County Coroner’s Office as Keith Ricks, 47.

The other victim with a gunshot wound to the hand was taken to Huntsville Hospital and is being treated for injuries.


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