On June 8, 2021, the Dothan patrol officers responded to reports of a shooting at a residence in the 1900 block of South Oates Street. Officers found a victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound after a verbal altercation with the suspect. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he remains in critical but stable condition. Investigators from the Criminal Investigations Division began the investigation and quickly developed a suspect. On June 9, 2021, the suspect was taken into custody. Investigators charged Demarques Ward with attempted murder in relation to the shooting.
Demarques Antonio Ward (19) has been charged with Attempted Murder with a bond of $60,000.