Police markings at the scene show the car driven by Alonzo McGhee left the road and came to a stop in the front yard of his next-door neighbor. The back windshield had been shot out, neighbors said.
Four neighbors said they heard noises at the time of the shooting they described as bangs or pops but didn't realize they were gunshots until police arrived on the scene and neighbors gathered in the street.
"It's a quiet neighborhood," one neighbor said. "We were very shocked."
Hobbs said the victim was dead at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds. Police have no suspects in the case and the investigation is ongoing, he said.
Alonzo McGhee was a lieutenant colonel in the Army. Fillis McGhee, formerly principal of Hampton Cove Elementary School, was fired from her job in October 2011 after being accused of nepotism and fraud.
Madison County jail records show Alonzo McGhee was arrested Sept. 28, 2011, just weeks after he filed for divorce from his wife, and was charged with third-degree domestic violence but The Times could find no record of that charge in state court records.