Update on Shooting at Mueller Company in Albertville, AL

A shooting occurred at the Mueller Company plant in Albertville early Tuesday morning.

Albertville Police Chief Jamie Smith confirmed Andreas Deon Horton, 34, a Mueller Company employee for nearly 10 years and a DeKalb County resident, began shooting at fellow employees around 2:30 a.m., killing two and injuring two others.

Michael Lee Dobbins and David Lee Horton, both from Boaz, were killed in the shooting.

News 19’s Tiffany Lester spoke with Dobbins’ grandmother, Ann Walters, who cried and said the entire family is devastated and shocked at the loss of her grandson.

“I helped raise him, kept him from time to time since he was born,” Walters said.

Officers began searching for the maroon Jeep Andreas was driving right after the shooting and found the Jeep, along with Andreas, shortly before 6 a.m. on Carlisle Avenue in Guntersville.

Police said Andreas was found dead from what they believe to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Smith said police were still investigating and working to determine a motive for the shooting.

Despite sharing a last name, Smith stated Andreas and David are not related.

Around 100 people were in the plant when the shooting occurred and they were spread all throughout the plant; the shooting occurred during a regular shift.

The injured, Casey Sampson and Isaac Byrd both from Albertville, were taken to Marshall Medical Center South, then later transferred to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Chief Smith expects the facility will be closed for a few days.

The FBI will be supporting the investigation and the plant will be closed for a couple of days.

Smith added there had been no previous history of violent incidents at the plant.