Huntsville shooting: Who is Juan Robert Laws? Suspect killed police officer Garrett Crumby and another critically injured


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Following a shooting on Tuesday in Huntsville, one cop has passed away and another remains in critical condition. The shooting happened at the Governors House Apartments on Governors House Drive. Now the suspect is charged with capital murder after the shooting. Just before 11 p.m., Laws was arrested and sent to the Madison County Prison. Keep reading this post to learn who is Juan Robert Laws and about the Huntsville shooting.

Who is Juan Robert Laws? 

Juan Robert Laws, 24, is accused of killing a police officer in cold blood by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA). Just before 11 p.m., he was arrested and sent to the Madison County Prison.

Alabama court records show Juan Robert Laws pleaded guilty to carrying a pistol without a license last week and was out on bond for two 2022 assault cases.  The suspect, Juan Laws, was out on a $6,500 bond for shooting two people in January 2022. 

“This is a devastating loss for our department, the Huntsville community, and the State of Alabama, HPD Chief Kirk Giles said. “We send our heartfelt condolences to the officer’s family as they mourn their loved one who made the ultimate sacrifice. As we grieve with our fallen officer’s family, we have another officer fighting for his life. Please keep all our officers and the entire department in your prayers.”  

“This is a painful night for the City of Huntsville and our police family,” Mayor Tommy Battle said. “We are heartbroken. Words cannot express our loss. We have been overwhelmed by the show of love and support from our community, and we stand united with our police officers and their families in this tragic moment.” 

Dr. Tyler Berryhill, the coroner for Madison County, drove Crumby to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Huntsville on Tuesday night.

Juan Robert Laws

Huntsville shooting: Explained

A shooting in the 4600 block of Governors House Drive on Tuesday resulted in the death of one Huntsville Police Department (HPD) officer in the line of duty and the life-threatening injuries of another. HPD says the officers were answering the ‘shots fired’ call around 4:45 p.m., and when officers arrived, a female victim was located.

At Huntsville Hospital, one police officer passed away from his wounds. The second officer had an urgent procedure, and his condition is critical. They are not being identified at this time. Both the shooter and the shooting victim, a woman, are receiving medical attention.

Tuesday night, the dead HPD officer will be brought to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Huntsville by Madison County Coroner Dr. Tyler Berryhill. The body will be autopsied on Wednesday morning.

Although HPD officers mourn this unfortunate loss, the Huntsville Police Department would like to thank the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and Madison Police Department for helping to answer calls in the City of Huntsville.

The State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has been tasked by the Huntsville Police with leading the investigation. The SBI should be contacted with any additional inquiries regarding the analysis.

Who is Officer Garrett Crumby?

Former Tuscaloosa Police Officer Garrett Crumby was slain in the line of duty on Tuesday while working in Huntsville, according to the Alabama Attorney General’s Office.

Crumby, a Tuscaloosa County High School alumnus, was fatally stabbed on Tuesday while responding to a domestic violence complaint, while a second Huntsville Police officer was gravely hurt.

From 2013 until 2020, Crumby worked for the Tuscaloosa Police Department before moving on to the Huntsville Police Department.

After current TPD investigator Dornell Cousette in 2019 and former TPD intern and Meridian Police officer Kennis Croom in 2018, Crumby is the third officer with ties to the Tuscaloosa Police Department to pass away in the line of duty in the past five years.

Garrett Crumby (Credit: Facebook)


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