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Manhunt underway after deadly Huntsville shooting

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Percy Corn (Source: Family) Percy Corn (Source: Family)

Huntsville police are investigating a deadly shooting where a man was shot and killed on Barbara Drive just before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police believe it was a home invasion where the homeowner was killed on the porch.

The victim's wife identified him as 44-year-old Percy Corn. His wife says she was home at the time of the home invasion and that the robber came through the front door, pointed his gun at Corn and demanded money. His wife says her husband got on his knees and threw down his billfold.

She said the robber said, "I know you got more money" and he went to the kitchen and got a change jar that the robber took. Then the suspect shot him in the chest and took off running.

Police said the suspect is not in custody and they believe he may have been streaming on Facebook Live after the crime but didn’t say what the video showed.

"You took someone that we love and we can never get back because of your choices," said Amanda Scott, Corn’s niece. She pleaded for the killer to turn himself in.

"He's still running around knowing that he took somebody's life," she said.

The victim’s brother said he was well liked by everyone in the neighborhood. One woman said he was “like everyone’s uncle."

Neighbors and the brother were all very emotional. The brother says he never heard of him having any problems with anyone.

The brother also said Corn had a dog who wouldn’t leave his owner's side after he was killed.

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