Berlin Man Shot During Domestic Altercation Airlifted To Huntsville Hospital

by | Mar 12, 2018 | Breaking News, Crime, Public Safety

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Berlin Man Shot During Domestic Altercation – Airlifted To Huntsville Hospital

Relationship Triangle Incident Ends In Attempted Murder, Assault & Burglary Charges

The Cullman e911 system dispatched deputies from the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) around 4 am Saturday morning to an address in the Berlin community.

Law enforcement along with rapid responders from Berlin Fire & Rescue and medical teams from Cullman EMS arrived to find one man the victim of a gunshot wound and a female injured with a blow to the head.

Summoned to the scene, an Air Evac Lifeteam medical helicopter transported the shooting victim to Huntsville Hospital due to the severity of his wounds.

The incident began with a female offender parking her car down the road from a residence occupied by her estranged husband. She was dressed in all black attire.

The offender forced her way inside the residence and upon entry shot her estranged husband in the upper chest area and struck a female victim in the head with the firearm.

At that time, both victims fought off the offender and physically removed the firearm from her grasp.

Upon arrival Cullman County Sheriff’s Office promptly arrested:


Matanane was taken to the Cullman County Detention Center where she was booked, processed and charged with:

• Attempted Murder (2 counts)
• Assault – 2nd Degree
• Burglary – 1st Degree

Sheriff Matt Gentry had thoughts after the incident concluded:

“Domestic Incidents are among the most dangerous calls our Deputies face; I commend the work done by our Deputies and Investigators in this case.”

Matanane is still currently being held at the Cullman County Detention Center on a $75,000 cash bond.

Cullman County Detention Center

Cullman County Detention Center

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