Boaz police investigating shooting with bizarre circumstances

Boaz police investigating shooting with bizarre circumstances

BOAZ, AL (WAFF) - Boaz police are investigating a shooting that injured the wife of a popular retired pastor.

The incident happened around 6:30 Friday morning at a home on Hopper Street in Boaz. Police say it appears the doors to the home were locked and there were no signs of forced entry.

A neighbor says her husband found Howard Westmoreland on his knees holding a fence across the street saying he had been shot.
Police say he wasn't shot but his wife, Glenda, was shot inside the home. It appeared other shots had been fired.

Police talked to family and friends of the couple and have interviewed a person of interest in the case. As it stands now police do not know who did what, but it's a concerning situation for neighbors.

"We were told from Mr. and Mrs. Westmoreland that someone was inside the home, and that he had fired the gun at them. There's nothing that we can find right now that supports that," said Boaz Deputy Chief Josh Gaskin.

"We just hope that they catch whoever did this and pray that they're ok," said neighbor Sandie Bowman.

Police say Mr. Westmoreland was taken to Marshall Medical Center South while his wife was airlifted to Huntsville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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