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UPDATED @ 08:85 AM SUNDAY 10:34 PM. Firearm Assault - Dothan - South Park

Rickey Stokes

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Posted by: RStokes
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Date: Jan 07 2023 10:37 PM

DOTHAN:     9:22 PM.   Dothan 911 dispatched a firearm assault in the 1200 block of South Park Avenue. The 1200 block is near Woods Drive.

Dothan Police Helicopter is overhead in the area with search light assisting ground patrol in looking for suspect(s).

No more details are known at this time.


After emergency units arrived on the scene, Dothan Fire Paramedics, transport to the hospital by Pilcher Ambulance, and examination the victim was not shot.

The victim and suspect were in a fight. The victim was struck in the head with an object. A shot was fired. But the victim was not shot.

The injury was a head injury, but was not severe and minor in nature.

Dothan Police Helicopter flew overhead while Dothan Police Patrolman were on the ground. The helicopter had it’s spotlight on shining the area.


Dale County Sheriff Department and Dothan Police Department are in the partnership of the helicopter. It is a valuable resource. Also in the partnership is Houston County, the City of Enterprise, Dale County, City of Ozark, and Dothan-Houston County Emergency Management.

They are a member of the WASP Program. WASP is the Wiregrass Aviation Support Program and is a 501 ( c ) ( 3 ).

If you would like to be a member of the WASP Program you can be by sending a tax deductible donation to Wiregrass Aviation Support Program % Dale County Sheriff Department, 113 West Reynolds, Ozark, Al. 36360.

They need to raise $ 150,000.00 for a specialized instrument that it is phenomenal what it can do.

They have directed police to the suspect(s), rescue an autistic child who would hav died if this resource was not available.

Drones are good and help in immediate areas and immediate deployment. Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza was a visionary and began a drone unit. The drones are great to fly up to a house and look in the window.

But the drone can not do what the helicopter does. It flies overhead watching over officers, provides lights for a situation, can follow a suspect while being chased where officers can stop their hot pursuit while the helicopter flies overhead keeping officers informed where they can get into a position to cut the vehicle off.

The WASP Air units from Dothan and Dale County assist Houston, Dale, Pike, Barbour, Coffee, Covington, Geneva, Butler and Crenshaw County. The helicopter, once in the air, can be from Ozark airport to Andalusia in about 15 minutes.

The WASP program has volunteer pilots, better trained pilots, and more of them then does the State of Alabama.

The $ 150,000.00 instrument, normally $ 750,000.00, will enhance the capabilities of the aircraft and assist them in apprehension of suspect(s) and the protection of lives.

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