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Alabama Man Killed by Officers After Ramming Patrol Car in Jail Parking Lot

October 09, 2014  | 

The Huntsville Public Safety Department on Wheeler Avenue became a crime scene when police say a man attacked one of their officers late Wednesday afternoon. Soon after this attack, the man was dead. Police say the investigation so far indicates this was not an isolated incident.

Capt. JesHenry Malone told it started at about 5 p.m. when a gray-colored minivan ran through the barricade protecting the police vehicles and rammed a patrol car with an on-duty officer inside. He said both drivers got out of their vehicles, at which point the suspect lunged at the officer with a knife. Police said another officer came to assist around that time. They said the man ignored their commands to drop the knife and continued to advance.

Malone said the officer then fired at the man, who was transported to Huntsville Hospital. Malone said the hospital contacted the department soon afterward to inform them the man had died. He was identified as 34-year-old Reginald Owens.

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Tracy @ 10/15/2014 3:22 PM

Mr. Reginald Owens was a beloved family member and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He passing is a great tragedy to all of his family and friends. Unfortunately he was unable to obtain the help he needed in life. We are working to help his widow and children bury him in a decent manner. We hold no ill will against the police officer involved in the incident. Right now we are simply trying to raise funds for his memorial and burial expenses.

Please donate to his burial fund at the following website. Thank you.

Reggie, we love you. Please rest in peace.

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