Dothan Man Murdered

On Sunday, August 20, 2023, at approximately 5:05 PM, the Dothan Houston County 911 Center received a call advising someone had been shot in the 800 block of S. Appletree Street. Specific details were not obtained until officers arrived on scene. Once they arrived on scene, they discovered a black male victim lying in the front yard who had sustained a single gunshot to the head. Dothan Fire and Rescue arrived, assessed the victim, and determine he was deceased from his injury. Several individuals at the scene were detained for questioning. The victim has been identified as, Keith Atkins, 61 years old of Dothan.

After speaking to several individuals and processing all information and evidence, it was determined the suspect who fired the weapon was Arthur Lee Wilson Jr. It is believed the two were involved in a physical altercation just prior to the shooting. When the physical altercation concluded, Arthur began firing a weapon at Atkins, striking him in the head. Both Atkins and Wilson lived at the location where the incident took place, and it is unknown what led up to the altercation. While executing a search warrant at the residence, multiple firearms were located in Wilson’s bedroom, two which were confirmed stolen. Among the weapons located, one of them is believed to be the weapon used in the altercation.

Arthur Lee Wilson Jr., 53 years old, has been charged with one count of Murder with $1.5 Million bond,  and two counts of Receiving Stolen Property Second Degree which have $30,000.00 bond for the two.

Arthur Lee Wilson Jr.
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