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Homicide investigation continues in Huntsville; murder suspect turns himself in

Published: Sep. 30, 2021 at 1:12 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 4, 2021 at 4:57 PM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Update: Murder and robbery suspect, Deonte Shelton, turned himself on Oct. 4.

He is currently being booked into the Madison County Jail, according to the Huntsville Police Department.

Original: HEMSI and Huntsville Police responded to a shooting call Thursday afternoon and located a male victim on the scene.

The Huntsville Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance on the whereabouts of a 27-year-old Deonte Shavon Shelton, who has been identified as the murder suspect in connection to Thursday’s shooting. Major Crimes Unit Investigators have obtained murder and robbery warrants for Shelton’s arrest.

The shooting happened at Winter Park Apartment Complex on Newson Road around 12:15 p.m. according to officials with HEMSI. Shelton is accused of shooting and killing 54-year-old Tyron Williams following a verbal altercation between the two.

Death investigation underway in Huntsville
Death investigation underway in Huntsville(WAFF)

Investigators served a search warrant on a unit at the apartment complex where Shelton is known to live with the leaseholder, 22-year-old Teonna Breonshea Ray, according to HPD.

Ray was arrested and booked into the Madison County Jail around 7:45 p.m. for possession of marijuana, drug trafficking - opium, possession of drug paraphernalia and two possession of controlled substance charges.

Police say Ray bonded out of the jail shortly after midnight on Oct.1 with a $23,800 bond.

According to Huntsville Police, a homicide investigation is currently underway. Anyone with information on Shelton’s whereabouts or about Williams’s murder is asked to contact HPD investigators at 256-722-7100.

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