Thursday update: Livingston murder suspect caught in Demopolis Wednesday

Published 3:24 pm Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Telvin Gray, 32, of Forkland is a suspect in the shooting of his wife, Satarrick Gray, as she was leaving her job as a special education teacher at Livingston High School. He was taken into custody Wednesday after crashing his Dodge Durango into a tractor-trailer stopped at a red light on U.S. Highway 80 in Demopolis.

The shooting is reported to have taken place outside of Livingston High School on Wednesday at about 3 p.m. before school let out for the day. It was reported that witnesses said that a man shot Satarrick Gray twice, and after she fell to the ground, shot her twice again at point-blank range. Satarrick Gray was taken by ambulance to Hill Medical Center in York, where she later died.

The school was locked down immediately following the incident.

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Authorities chased the suspect to Demopolis, where he was located in the WalMart parking lot. He led authorities on a brief chase east on U.S. Highway 80, where the suspect wrecked at the intersection of Walnut Avenue and Highway 80 after smashing into the rear of a tractor-trailer stopped at a red light.

The suspect was taken into custody at approximately 3:30, immediately following the accident. Telvin Gray was taken by stretcher from the scene after Demopolis Police Department, Alabama State Troopers and Demopolis Fire and Rescue Department officers used the “Jaws of Life” to remove the vehicle’s door. He remains hospitalized and has not yet been charged in the shooting. The incident remains under investigation by the Alabama Bureau of Investigation.

More information will be available in Saturday’s issue of The Demopolis Times.