Officer Down: Officer William Eric Freeman
Officer Down: William Eric Freeman - [Huntsville, Alabama]
Additional Information: Officer Freeman had served with the Huntsville Police Department for 3 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.
Ala. officer fatally shot trying to arrest drunk driver
The Associated Press
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A Huntsville police officer shot in the head in an arrest attempt died from his wound.
At a news conference, police said Officer William Eric Freeman, 36, of Hazel Green, who was married and had five children, died
Reyes said Freeman and officer Kevin Lambert had been called to investigate a traffic accident with injuries at 8:43 p.m. When they
arrived at 8:51 p.m., the chief said, they found Shipp sitting on the curb.
As the officers tried to arrest him for driving under the influence, Reyes said, Shipp pulled a pistol and shot Freeman in
Lambert struggled with Shipp, Reyes said, and two bystanders helped Lambert subdue him.