As a result of our community coming forward, we were provided information that gave us leads to work from on this case. With this information, we were able to develop and locate persons of interest. Investigators and Patrol Officers worked into the late-night hours last night locating and collecting surveillance video, conducting numerous interviews, and executing numerous search warrants. As a result of these efforts, four individuals have now been charged with Capital Murder. These individuals have been identified as:
Dialan Zhontavis Beard, 18 years old of Dothan
Rodgrick Jermaine Holmes, 18 years old of Dothan
Davaciera Booth, 18 years old of Panama City, Florida
A 17 year old juvenile of Panama City, Florida
Beard and Holmes are currently in the Houston County Jail with No Bond.
Booth and the 17 year old juvenile have been arrested in Panama City, Florida and are awaiting extradition back to Dothan. Both will have No Bond.
It has been determined the motive in this senseless act was robbery. These individuals conspired together to rob Mr. Johnson of money he was believed to be in possession of and it ultimately cost him his life.
We would like to extend our appreciation to Sheriff Tommy Ford and the Bay County, Florida Sheriff’s Department for their assistance in this investigation.
The Dothan Police Department would like to offer our condolences to the family of Mr. Johnson. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Johnson’s family.
On July 14, 2022, at approximately 6:30 AM, the Dothan Police Department received a call from a citizen about an individual lying on the side of the roadway at the intersection of Morgan Street and Westmead Street.
Upon arrival, officers determined the black male victim was deceased. It appears multiple shots were fired, and at least one of them struck the victim in the upper torso. The victim has been identified as Gabriel Raynaldo Johnson, 34 years old of Ashford, Alabama. Johnson’s body has been sent to Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy.
We are in the preliminary stage of the investigation, however, we would like to ask the public if they have any information related to this incident, or if they have any information about Johnson’s whereabouts during the nighttime hours, to please contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 334-793-7000.