WHNT News 19 – Police in Albertville are investigating a Saturday morning shooting. Shortly after 1:00 AM, Albertville Police received a call of a shooting at a business on North Broad Street.
When officers arrived on scene they found 16-year-old Garrett Honea of Boaz, dead from a single gunshot wound. Upon investigation, officers discovered that Honea and a 20-year old male from Boaz had been in an altercation shortly before the shooting at another location.
Investigators say the 20-year-old was checking the damage on his vehicle, when he says Honea and a group of males approached the vehicle, in an attempt to start another altercation.
Police believe the 20 year old drew a 9mm pistol, and shot a single round, striking Honea in the chest. The 20 year old then called the police. Investigators are still gathering information, but Marshall County District Attorney Steven Marshall says it is possible that the shooting occurred in self-defense.
The investigation is ongoing, and the findings of the Albertville Police Department, and Investigators with the Marshall County District Attorney’s Office will be turned over to a Marshall County Grand Jury. Police have not filed charges in this case yet.
Information provided by WHNT News 19