Person of interest in Huntsville apartment shooting turns himself in


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Police confirmed the person of interest in the shooting at Sunlake at Edgewater apartment complex Saturday morning has turned himself in.

Huntsville Police identified Devonte DeWayne McCobbie as the person in question Saturday afternoon. McCobbie turned himself in later Saturday night on an unrelated felony charge.

This is not the first deadly shooting to occur at this complex. In January 2020, a shooting in another area of Sunlake at Edgewater killed one woman.

Keith Poindexter, who lives close to the scene of Saturday’s incident, said the complex is normally calm but trouble has struck near his apartment before.

“Usually it’s pretty quiet here,” Poindexter said. “I’ve been here about six years now. The only thing exciting that happened to me was when a car ran off the road and ran into my building, my actual apartment. So I was missing a third bedroom for a little while. Other than that it’s pretty quiet.”

Poindexter said he is grateful for the property’s staff as he comes to grip with what happened this weekend.

“When it gets close to home it makes you reanalyze things,” he said. “But at the same time I’ve been pretty much all over Huntsville. It’s pretty bad anywhere if you think about it. You could be in the best neighborhood and someone just booms off of you right there. You just never know.”

HPD Investigators say they believe the incident is domestic-related and is being investigated as a homicide.

Investigators plan to speak to McCobbie about this case and a murder charge is expected.

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