On 5/11/2020 just after 1:30 pm, Dothan Police Officers responded to the 1300 block of Decatur Street for a reported shooting. It was discovered that the man who was shot got into a verbal altercation with a family member that turned physical. The family member, fearing for his life, took out his firearm and fired multiple rounds at the suspect, Justin Bland. Bland was struck at least twice. Bland was treated at the scene by Dothan Fire Medics and transported to a local hospital.
After interviews with witnesses and family members, there was evidence that Bland, who was banned from the residence, unlawfully entered the family member’s residence. The family member who shot Bland was not charged.
Justin Tyler Bland (31) of Dothan was charged with Burglary 1st Degree and has a bond of $60,000.