Armed woman in serious condition after being shot by Huntsville police – WSFA

Armed woman in serious condition after being shot by Huntsville police - WSFA
Woman fatally shot by police in west Huntsville
It happened outside an apartment building on Westheimer Drive Southwest around 8:30 a.m. Lt. Michael Johnson said officers were investigating a report of an armed person outside the building.

After a brief conversation, at least one officer fired at the woman, Johnson said. Police havent released further details.

Armed woman dies after being shot by Huntsville police

Madison County Coroner Tyler Berryhill said the woman died at Huntsville Hospital. Police identified her as 32-year-old Crystal Danielle Ragland.

Officers responded to a call of an armed woman waving a gun at her neighbors at Stadium Apartments, near Milton Frank Stadium, about 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Deseree Montgomery said she was visiting a friend at the apartments when the sound of gunfire woke her up this morning. Montgomery said she looked out a window, saw police shooting at a woman and heard multiple rounds.

Officers responded to a call of an armed woman waving a gun at her neighbors at Stadium Apartments, near Milton Frank Stadium, about 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Speaking with news reporters at the scene, Montgomery said she didnt see whether the woman was armed. Montgomery, of Huntsville, said she gave a statement to investigators.

Huntsville police have identified Crystal Danielle Ragland, 32, as the woman involved in the confrontation.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) – A woman has died after an officer-involved shooting at an apartment complex on Thursday morning.

Lt. Michael Johnson, public information officer with the Huntsville Police Department, says officers were called to the Stadium Apartments on Westheimer Drive off Ivy Avenue around 8:30 a.m., after getting calls about a woman who was outside waving a gun and pointing it at her neighbors.

.@HsvPolice confirm officer involved shooting at Stadium Apartments near Milton Frank Stadium. Officials say woman was waving a gun at neighbors, confrontation with officers, gunfire. Woman was shot,taken to hospital. No word on condition. Statements taken from witnesses,officers pic.twitter.com/hMYvmWAjjP

When officers arrived, there was in fact, an armed female with a gun. The details of the call were that she was pointing that weapon at neighbors and residents in the area just prior to the officers arrival. When officers arrived, there was a brief confrontation and shots were fired. At least one of our officers did fire, Lt. Johnson explained.

Right now, we have an entire investigative unit and the CID commander is out on the scene, Lt. Johnson stated. Its a very large crime scene that were looking at. We want to make sure that we dont miss anything so we have the general area of the entire building roped off.

HPD officials are speaking with witnesses and responding officers and theyre reviewing body cam and in-car footage.

It happened outside one of the buildings on the lower level of the apartments. Evidence markers were seen on the ground.

Several people who live at Stadium Apartments say Ragland suffered from mental illness. Shes lived in the complex for several years, according to other residents.


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