Victim in Huntsville shooting dies; suspect facing murder charge

Huntsville police confirm a shooting victim has died, and the case is now a murder investigation.

Posted: Jan 9, 2020 12:04 PM
Updated: Jan 10, 2020 8:35 AM

Update: Huntsville police investigators issued a murder warrant for Cornett Evans in the victim's death. Her name will be released at a later time.

Police tell WAAY 31 Evans is somewhere between Huntsville and Birmingham.

Cornett Demetric Evan


From earlier:

Huntsville police are looking for a person of interest, 46-year-old Cornett Demetric Evans, for questioning in the case. They said the victim remains in critical condition.

Police said Evan is approximately 5’11,” 193 lbs and possibly in a gold colored Jeep Patriot with the Alabama tag, YAN258. They said he may be armed and has made threats to harm himself. 

If you have information, call the department at 256-722-7100.


From earlier:

Huntsville police are investigating a shooting on Lakefront Drive.

Police said a woman was shot in the parking lot of Sunlake at Edgewater apartments around 11:30 Thursday morning.

A Huntsville Emergency Medical Services spokesman, Don Webster, said one patient in life-threatening condition is being transported to the hospital.

Police received multiple 911 calls from the scene. They said there were multiple witnesses.

Police said a scene on Chasewood Drive is possibly connected to the shooting. Police received a call from someone saying a man called him, said he shot someone, and wanted to harm himself.

They searched an apartment, but the suspect wasn't there. They're asking the suspect to peacefully turn himself in. 

Lt. Michael Johnson, a spokesperson for Huntsville police, said the suspect is calling multiple people saying he’s at different places. Johnson said each place the people are saying he is isn’t panning out.

Johnson said the suspect told them he’d turn himself into any precinct, but that didn’t pan out either.

Huntsville police said the shooting was possibly a domestic situation.

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