Huntsville Police Chief Talks About City’s Sixth Homicide

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We’re in our fifth week of the 2014 and Huntsville Police investigators are working their sixth homicide. The killings are getting the attention of some in town, including the police chief. What Chief Lewis Morris told WHNT News 19 might surprise you.

Officers picked up evidence Monday night. Each piece was part of a file on the city ‘s sixth homicide. Chief Morris is proud his officers have closed the year’s previous five homicide cases.

“We have no reason to believe we won’t solve this one in time, but it creates some concern in the community when there are six homicides in a little over a month,” said Chief Morris.

Chief Morris insists the officers are committed to fighting crime, but says no officer can stop it completely.

Violence put an end to Demarco Moore’s life.  He died inside a home O’Fallon Road.

“Mr. Moore was visiting at a house. He answered the door of that house, in what appears to be an attempted robbery at that house, he was shot and killed,” added Chief Morris.

Chief Morris told WHNT News 19 the shooting was not random, like the shooting on New Year’s Day that claimed the life of 21-year-old Mercedes Morris.

“The only thing that could be considered random would be the one homicide where the young lady was the victim who happened to get caught in the middle of a dispute between some people,” said Chief Morris.

The chief and victim are not related. Chief Morris believes the community can help in the fight against crime.

He wants anyone with any information about a crime to give police a call. He has a line set up to receive those calls. Just dial (256) 722-7100.

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