On May 25, 2019 at approximately 1:50 P.M. Dothan Police responded to a firearm assault at 416 Florida Ave. Apt #1. On secene they found Shawn Bernard Callins and Kenisha Lashea Lee shot multiple times each.
It was determined that the suspects entered the apartment forcing their way in the front door in an attempt to commit a robbery. Once inside they began shooting at the victims, striking each one multiple times. The suspects then fled the scene on foot.
Rescue responded and transported both Mr. Callins and Ms. Lee to Southeast Health Emergency Room where Mr. Callins succumbed to his injuries and passed away. Ms. Lee was shot in both legs and femur, shattering her femur. Ms. Lee was Air Lifted to a Florida Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Ms. Lee was 6 ½ -months pregnant. Once arriving in Florida Ms. Lee had to have an emergency C-Section and delivered the baby. The baby is in NICU in critical condition, and Ms. Lee is in ICU in Critical condition with a Rod and Guide in her Femur.
During the investigation two of the suspects were identified as B/M Willie Gerome Blackmon and B/M Kaleb Tyreak Tubbs both 18 years of age, and both of Dothan.
Both Blackmon and Tubbs were later apprehended and through the investigation both suspects were charged with Capital Murder relating to the Robbery and attempted Murder for shooting Ms. Lee.
Both Blackmon and Tubbs are in custody at the Houston County jail under No Bond.
This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information pertaining to this crime is urged to call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000 or CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.
On Saturday May 25, 2019 Dothan Police responded to the 400 block of Florida Ave. in reference to a firearm assault. Two people were shot and both were in critical condition. One of those victims passed away from gunshot wounds shortly after arriving at the emergency room. The other victim is listed in critical condition.
Dothan Police have arrested two suspects and charged them with murder. Chief Parish will be available to the media on Monday at 10:00 A.M. at the Police Department to answer questions regarding the shooting.
This investigation is still ongoing and anyone with any information about this crime is urged to contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000 or CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.
The Dothan Police Department Patrol Division has responded to the 400 block of Florida Avenue where two victims of gunshot violence have been transported to a local medical facility for treatment.
We are working to identify the shooter and ask that anyone with information about this case please call dispatch immediately at 615-3000 for Crime Stoppers.
Responding officers did a tremendous job utilizing tourniquets off of their personal kits to take life-saving measures for these victims. We would like to thank Dothan fire department and Pilcher’s ambulance service for their quick response to come in and support and continue these efforts.
A semi has broken down at Oates and Main Street downtown. Traffic is backed up in the southbound lanes of N Oates to Reeves Street. Units are attempting to clear traffic and we are asking motorists to avoid this area. Thank you.
On May 13th and 14th Dothan Police received reports of fifteen vehicle break-ins on the east side of Dothan. The reports were from Crossing Ln., Hidden Lake Subdivision, and Brookhill Drive. An investigation began in the crimes and video was released of one of the suspects.
On May 16th the investigator working the case was off duty and made contact with a person he believed to be the suspect in the vehicle break-ins at the Walker’s Deluxe Motel in the 3200 block of E. Main Street. The suspect was identified as 21 year old Nhayquan Travone Bethel of Dothan. He was in the company of 23 year old Shantoria Lashaey Owens, also of Dothan.
Based on information gathered during the investigation Investigators conducted a search warrant of the room and vehicle belonging to the two suspects and recovered property taken from the recent break-ins. The property recovered included several firearms, purses, and wallets belonging to the victims.
Nhayquan Travone Bethel has been charged with fourteen counts of Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle and has bonds totaling $210,000.00. Shantoria Lashaey Owens has also been charged with fourteen counts of Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle and also has bonds totaling $210,000.00. This investigation is ongoing and more charges may be forthcoming.
On May 15, 2019 Dothan Police responded to a report of several vehicle break-ins on the east side of the city. These break-ins occurred during the evening and early morning hours of May 13th and May 14th in the area of Crossing Ln., Hidden Lake Subdivision, and Brookhill Drive.
Citizens reported fifteen vehicles broken into. In six of the break-ins entry was made through a busted window. The others were unlocked vehicles. Items taken during the break-ins were two hand guns, as well as, various items such as wallets and purses.
Dothan Police would like to remind the public to always lock your vehicles every time you leave them and never leave valuable items inside of your vehicle, especially in plain view. A video of the suspect has been placed below. Dothan Police request if you have any information about these crimes or recognize the person in the video to please contact them at 334-615-3000 or you can contact CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.