Huntsville police investigating murder of Alabama A&M student

WAFF 48's Matthew King reporting
Published: Mar. 9, 2023 at 10:32 AM CST|Updated: Mar. 9, 2023 at 12:11 PM CST
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Officers with the Huntsville Police Department are investigating after a woman was shot on Victory Lane early Wednesday morning and later died.

A Huntsville Police Department spokesperson identified the victim as 22-year-old Keshaun Middlebrooks.

The Huntsville Police Department spokesperson said officers responded to a shooting call around 1 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, and found Middlebrooks inside the home with life-threatening injuries.

The WAFF team spoke with friends who were inside the house at the time. They say Middlebrooks went outside because she heard a fight break out. Next thing they knew, Middlebrooks was shot and a friend was bringing her back in the house. The friends believe that a tall man wearing a ski mask started a fight outside the house.

She was taken to Huntsville Hospital where she died Wednesday night.

WAFF's Megan Plotka reporting

An Alabama A&M University spokesman confirmed that Middlebrooks was a student at the university and released the following statement:

The Alabama A&M University Student Affairs team is engaging multiple levels of resources to assist the University community in coping with two recent deaths.

The Bulldog Family also is offering condolences and prayers for the family of fellow student KeShaun Middlebrooks, who law enforcement officials reported was killed off-campus by gunshot around 1 a.m. on Victory Lane in Huntsville, Ala. KeShaun was classified as a junior who was enrolled full-time for the Spring 2023 semester as a sports management major.

The University community is also mourning the Wednesday morning death at Fort Benning, Georgia, of 2LT Jeremiah Twilley, commissioned at A&M in May 2022. AAMU ROTC staff are planning a memorial for Twilley that will be announced at a later date.

The University is extending counseling services to students who need assistance with grief in connection with the KeShaun and Jeremiah tragedies via the AAMU 24/7 Counseling Hotline at (256) 929-8147.

HPD officials believe this is an isolated incident. They are investigating her death as a homicide.

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