Huntsville murder suspect dead; victim identified

Cornett Demetric Evans
Cornett Demetric Evans(Source: Huntsville Police Department)
Updated: Jan. 10, 2020 at 1:00 PM CST
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - The Madison County coroner has identified the victim in Thursday’s shooting at Sunlake at Edgewater apartments on Lakefront Drive.

Coroner Tyler Berryhill identified Rene Moore, 42 of Huntsville as the victim. She died at the hospital.

Thursday, Huntsville Police Department tweeted 46-year-old Cornett Demetric Evans was the suspected shooter.

Huntsville Police spokesman Lt. Michael Johnson said law enforcement tracked his location overnight “with technology” and found him in the Birmingham area at the Super 8 on 1st Avenue . The exact circumstances are unclear, but Evans killed himself and did not fire a shot at officers.

In an email Johnson said “Once at the location and as they were attempting to verbally make contact with him on the outside of the hotel room, they heard a gunshot.

They subsequently and eventually went in the room and found him deceased due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

The scene was turned over to Birmingham Police Department at that time.”

Johnson said Evans and Moore were recently estranged.

Evans was a sales associate for the United States Post Office on Whitesburg Drive since 2015.

Evans is also tied to threats that locked down VA facilities in Huntsville and Birmingham.

The Birmingham Police Department declined to comment on Evan’s death.

WAFF 48 News is working to get more information.

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