MADISON, Ala. (WAFF) – A Huntsville Police Officer has been charged with capital murder on Friday linked to a shooting at a Madison apartment complex.
According to HPD, the State Bureau of Investigation has charged HPD Officer David McCoy, 28, with capital murder. HPD says McCoy was off-duty at the time of the shooting.
Sources familiar with the situation tell WAFF 48 News, a woman was found dead with a gunshot wound. Those sources also tell us, McCoy, who lives at the Weston Ranch Apartment Complex as a courtesy officer, called in to dispatch of shots being fired just before 10:00 a.m. Friday morning but later told authorities it was an attempted suicide.
Our sources tell us crime scene investigators on the scene were unable to find any kind of firearm the woman could’ve used
Huntsville Police confirmed that McCoy was later charged with capital murder by the State Bureau of Investigation.
According to Madison County Coroner Dr. Terry Berryhill, an autopsy has been ordered for the victim. Dr. Berryhill says it will take place Monday and be performed by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences Huntsville Regional Laboratory.
HPD has requested that the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s State Bureau of Investigation lead the death investigation. The officer has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation.
The identity of the victim has not been released at this time. We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.
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HPD officer accused of girlfriend’s murder, sources confirmed