Sheriff Investigating Shooting Death
At about 1:15 a.m. this morning (December 15), deputy sheriffs were dispatched to a private home on Sylvania Circle near Calhoun in response to a report of a shooting incident. Deputies arrived and discovered the body of a local man dead from apparent gunshot wounds. A number of shots were fired and other persons were assaulted. Detectives and crime scene personnel have been on the scene for several hours collecting physical evidence, and a number of witnesses have been detained and questioned. The suspect, who will be identified later, fled the scene in an automobile and was apprehended by law enforcement officers in eastern Alabama at about 9:45 a.m. No one else is being sought in connection with this incident. The investigation is still underway and additional details will be made available as rapidly as possible.