On June 15, 2021, at approximately 2:45 pm The Huntsville Police Department received a call of a possible suicidal person with a gun. Officers responded to the area of Old Houston Road, where the subject had run into a wooded area.
After an extensive search of the area, the subject was located sitting on the front porch of a vacant residence in the 3300 block of Old Houston Rd, holding a small handgun to his chest. Huntsville Police Officers immediately started a dialogue with the subject and were able to get the subject to place the gun on the ground. A Huntsville Police Department Negotiator arrived on the scene and continued talking with the subject. Additional patrol officers and members of the Huntsville Police Department SWAT team arrived and provided scene security during the negotiation. During the course of the negotiation, it was learned that the subject may have murdered his girlfriend in Longview, Texas. This was confirmed after contacting Longview Police Department. After several hours of negotiation, the subject peacefully surrendered without incident. The subject was identified as Dontrey Walker.
Chief Kevin Lunsford said “Due to the quick actions of our officers, a dangerous suspect was prevented from harming themselves or any other members of our community. Please join us in prayers for all involved.”
Lt. James Barnes