Shots Fired Call Leads to Arrest
Posted by: JRTyson
Date: Mar 15 2023 5:31 PM
DOTHAN — Three people were arrested and charged after a shots fired call in a Dothan neighborhood.
On Tuesday, March 14, at approximately 5:20 p.m., Dothan Comm Center received a call regarding shots fired in the area of South Alice Street and West Selma Street.
Officers were quick to respond to the area and began investigating.
According to Dothan Police, 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 involving multiple people moments before the shots fired call.
On Wednesday, March 15, Dothan Police’s GIU unit executed a search warrant at a home in the 1600 block of South Alice Street.
Police say that during the search, contact was made with Lashawn Shiver and Tracy Porter and officers found four handguns, three high-capacity magazines, ammunition, synthetic marijuana, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
According to police, while on the scene, Desmond Griffin, arrived and began interfering with investigators, and after officers attempted to make him leave multiple times, Griffin was placed under arrest.
Tracy Porter, 53 years old, was charged with Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Obstructing Governmental Operations.
Lashawn Shiver, 43 years old, was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and has a pending charge of Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess a Firearm.
Desmond Griffin, 32 years old, was charged with Obstructing Governmental Operations.