Powell Shooting

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that took place in Powell on Wednesday. Officials say Cecil “Monty” Gant of Dutton was shot multiple times by a homeowner on Wigley Avenue in Powell. 911 received a call from a man reporting a person trying to get into his home. According to investigators, the homeowner shot Gant several times from inside the house. Gant was able to leave the scene in a car driven by another person. He was transported to DeKalb Regional where he was treated and air lifted to Huntsville Hospital in critical condition. The shooter was transported to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office where he was interviewed and offered evidence of the ongoing threats from Gant. The homeowner was released while the investigation continues.


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