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Police investigating Timberlane Avenue shooting


Police are investigating an armed robbery in Huntsville that happened Sunday night.

It happened at a home on Timberlane Avenue around 11 p.m.

Homeowner Frederick Rice shot the would-be robber. 

"It was either him or us," Rice. "He had a gun in my house and he had a gun to my cousin's head," he added. 

Rice said his safety never crossed his mind, but the fear of losing his family did.

"My girlfriend was in the front room and my first reaction was to protect them," said Rice.

The suspect was taken to the hospital. His condition is unknown at this time. 

"If you have a weapon or anything, don't be afraid to use it," said Rice.

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