Man killed in standoff with Huntsville police identified

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A man is dead after a standoff with police in Huntsville’s Five Points area.

Madison County Coroner Tyler Berryhill identified the man killed as Bradley Pugh, 41.

Huntsville Police say they were called to investigate a possible gunman on the roof of a business on Andrew Jackson Way just south of Star Market around 9:30 p.m.

Police say they saw a person on the roof with a handgun when they arrived at the Ted’s Bar-B-Q at 212 Andrew Jackson Way.

Police were able to negotiate with the man for him to come down a ladder. A police spokesperson said the man came down the ladder around 1:30 a.m. and tried to run when officers tried to apprehend him.

During the foot chase, police said Pugh pulled the gun from his waistband and officers shot him. Police did not say how many officers fired shots.

Pugh was treated on the scene by HEMSI responders but died before being taken to the hospital.

Police said the incident will go before a review board.

Note: We know Lt. Tony McElyea said that paramedics were working to save the man who was shot by police. He gave this interview before he knew the man died from his injuries.

Huntsville Police blocked the roads between Meridian Street and Russell Street on Pratt Avenue. They also blocked the roads between Clinton and Ward on Andrew Jackson Way as well as Holmes Avenue and Dement.

The roadway remained closed Tuesday morning as police continued their investigation. Police reopened the road just after 9:30 a.m.

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