On Thursday, March 30, 2023, at approximately 1:20 AM, Dothan Police Department was notified of a firearm assault that occurred in the parking lot of Pearl Lounge and Grill located at 2855 Ross Clark Circle. Within one minute, officers arrived on scene and found the victim lying in the parking lot. The victim sustained multiple gunshots wounds to the upper torso.
Dothan Fire and Rescue arrived on scene and began providing medical treatment to the victim. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injury. The victim has been identified as 51 year old Roger Shane Felder of Geneva, Al.
We are in the preliminary stage of the investigation and even though we are following up on multiple leads, a suspect has not been identified at this time. Multiple people were present when this incident took place, however, majority of them left prior to speaking to officers.
We ask that anyone who may have information about this incident, no matter how insignificant you may think it is, to please contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 334-793-7000.
On Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at approximately 5:20 p.m., Dothan Communications received a call for gunshots fired in the area of South Alice Street and West Selma Street. Multiple patrol officers were dispatched to the area where they began to canvass the area. Unfortunately, no suspects were located at that time. The Dothan Police Department’s Gun Investigation Unit (GIU) responded and identified a residence in the 1600 block of South Alice Street where a fight had occurred in the yard involving multiple subjects minutes prior to the gunshots fired call.
On Wednesday, March 15, 2023, the Dothan Police Department’s Gun Investigation Unit executed a search warrant in the 1600 block of South Alice Street, where contact was made with Lashawn Shiver and Tracy Porter. During the search Investigators located four (4) handguns, three (3) high-capacity magazines, and ammunition. Investigators also located and seized synthetic marijuana, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. While on scene, Desmond Griffin arrived and began interfering with investigators. After numerous commands to leave the scene, and failing to do so, Griffin was placed under arrest of Obstructing Governmental Operations.
Lashawn Shiver, 43-years-old of Dothan was arrested for active warrants with Houston County Sheriff’s Office to include Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance. Mr. Shiver has the charge of Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess a Firearm pending. Tracy Porter, 53-year-old of Dothan was arrested for Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Obstructing Governmental Operations. Desmond Griffin, 32-years-old of Dothan was charged with Obstructing Governmental Operations. The case is still under investigation and more charges are forthcoming.
The Dothan Police Department fully supports the Second Amendment and the Constitutional Carry Laws of the State of Alabama. However, when a person or people decide to disregard the safety of children across the street, at a school, playground, or any place of recreation we will take every action and use every resource available to us to bring those responsible to justice. The City of Dothan and its Police Department will not sit by and let this type of behavior go unchecked.
On March 4, 2023 the Dothan Police Department responded to reports of an Assault in the 3000 block of Ross Clark Circle. Upon arrival officers found three victims had been shot with a firearm. Investigators responded to the scene and were able to identify the shooter, Antinio Zy’Keith Turner of Dothan. At this time, Turner has been arrested for three counts of Assault I. He is currently being held in the Houston County Jail with no bond. Victims were treated at area hospitals, and their injuries are not life threatening.
On Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at approximately 12:15 AM, the Dothan Police Department received a 911 call about a firearm assault that had occurred in the 700 block of Monroe Street. Officers arrived on scene and found the victim in the edge of a yard. The victim had sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso. Dothan Fire and Rescue arrived and attempted life saving measures but were unsuccessful. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim has been identified as Shamel Roscel Hagler, 25 years old of Dothan. We are in the preliminary stage of the investigation and no further information is known at this time.
Investigators have learned that multiple people were present at the time of the shooting. We would like to ask anyone who has any information related to this incident to please call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 334-793-7000. The Dothan Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identity of anyone who would like to help in an anonymous capacity.
The Dothan Police Department has been investigating a murder that occurred on November 9, 2022, in which Samuel Jeffery Gray was shot and killed. Earlier, the Dothan Police Department arrested Kevone Devontay Smith for his involvement in this incident.
On Thursday, February 9, 2023, the Dothan Police Department, with the assistance of Headland Police Department, located another person of interest in this case, Mia Aliyah Creech. Not only was Creech a person of interest for this incident, but she also had outstanding warrants for Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling and Criminal Mischief First Degree which occurred in September of 2022.
As a result of the ongoing November 2022 Murder investigation, 24 year-old Mia Aliyah Creech of Dothan, has now been charged with one count of Murder. Her total bond for all charges was set at $190,000.00. At this time, no additional arrests are expected in this case.
We would like to thank the Headland Police Department for their assistance in locating and apprehending Creech.
During the evening hours of Tuesday, January 31, 2023, the Dothan Police Department responded to a report of a firearm assault in the 500 block of East Selma Street. Upon arrival, it was determined an adult male had received a gunshot to his hand. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Exact details are not known at this time due to conflicting information being provided. The exact location of the incident has not been determined as of now.
This appears to be an isolated incident and we have no reason to believe the community should be alarmed.
During the early morning hours of Friday, January 27, 2023, two individuals engaged in a verbal altercation in the yard of a residence in the 100 block of Michigan Drive. During that altercation, Corey Ray Chaney fired a handgun at the victim, grazing him on the neck. The victim sustained minor injury that is non-life threatening. Corey Ray Chaney, 29 years old of Dothan, was charged with one count of Attempted Assault First Degree. His bond was set at $30,000.00.
On Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at approximately 6:45 PM, Dothan Police Officers responded to the 900 block of East Selma Street for gunshots fired into an occupied residence. The residence was occupied by several individuals, one of which was a juvenile that was struck in the hand. The extent of the juvenile’s injury is not known at this time; further medical evaluation will be conducted to determine if the juvenile will lose a finger or not.
The Dothan Police Department is seeking help from the local community in identifying the person or persons responsible for this incident. The suspect vehicle has been described as a dark color Dodge Charger with blue camouflage on the sides. If you have any information related to this incident, we ask that you call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000. Anyone wanting to provide information anonymously can call Crime Stoppers at 334-793-7000. The Dothan Police Department will stringently guar and protect the identities of all those who wish to help in an anonymous capacity.
On Thursday, December 15, 2022, at approximately 6:58 P.M., officers responded to the 1300 block of Alexander Drive to the report of a firearm assault in which one person had been shot. When officers arrived on scene, they confirmed there was in fact one victim that had already been transported to Southeast Health by a personal vehicle. Officers arrived at the hospital and discovered the victim suffered from a single gunshot to the upper torso. The victim was in critical condition and was immediately taken to surgery where he succumbed to his injury. The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Alfonso Morrissette, of Dothan.
On the night prior, Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at approximately 6:15 P.M., two suspects shot at Morrisette at the same location, but he was not hit. Various residences and vehicles were hit during this incident. It has now been determined 20-year-old Zyshawn Codaun Coker and 19-year-old Keith Shukar Helms, both from Dothan, are the two suspects responsible for shooting at Morrissette on Wednesday night.
Zyshawn Coker has been charged with three counts of Shooting into an Occupied Building, one count of Shooting into an Unoccupied Building, one count of Shooting into an Unoccupied Vehicle and one count of Attempted Murder. These charges are in reference to the incident that occurred Wednesday night.
When located, Helms will be charged with the same charges in reference to the incident that occurred Wednesday night.
Thursday night’s incident in which Morrissette died, is still under investigation. The Dothan Police Department asks that anyone who has information related to the death of Morrissette to please call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000. If you would like to provide information in an anonymous capacity, you can call Crime Stoppers at 334-793-7000. The Dothan Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help in an anonymous capacity.
On Thursday, December 8, 2022, at approximately 1:00 P.M., officers responded to Southeast Health Emergency Room where a victim of a firearm assault showed up by personal vehicle for treatment. It was determined the firearm assault occurred in the 600 Block of East Newton Street inside a residence where the victim and several other individuals live together. The victim was involved in a physical altercation with one of the roommates and during that altercation another roommate, 54-year-old Robert Henry Humboles, of Dothan, produced a handgun and fired one round into the upper torso of the victim. The victim’s injury was non-life threatening. Humboles fled the scene and has not been located. Once located, Humboles will be charged with one count of Attempted Murder.
During the investigation, one of the roommates, 41-year-old Darlene Nicole Redd, of Dothan, gave multiple accounts of what took place and provided false information to officers to divert attention away from Humboles as the suspect. Redd was charged with one count of Hindering Prosecution First Degree. Her bond was set at $15,000.00.