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Deadly Shooting Shocks Quiet Dothan Neighborhood

By: Alex Zequeira
By: Alex Zequeira

Dothan police arrested a man they say killed his co-worker. Police are still investigating at this time, but they do say that the victim was walking into his home after a long day at work, when he was confronted by his attacker.

The shooting happened at around 6 p.m. in a quiet neighborhood along East Saunders Road between Lorraine Road and Cottonwood Road.

Corp. Frank Meredith said, "The victim arrived home from work and we believe he used his key to get inside the house. As he walked inside the house, he was met by the suspect who was known to him, and the offender shot the victim."

Investigators say the two men worked together. However they're not certain why the suspected shooter was inside the home when the victim arrived from work.

When police arrived on the scene they found the suspect sitting on the porch of the house where the shooting happened, with the shotgun he used to shoot the victim on his lap.

"The officers yelled some commands to him to drop his weapon, at which pint he did and then got on the ground," said Corp. Meredith

The suspect was then quickly apprehended and taken into custody. But why he was in the home of his co-worker and why he shot him remains a mystery.

No word on what kind of charges he will face.

News 4 will continue to follow this story and bring you any developments as they become available.


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