UPDATE: Dothan Shooting Arrest Made

UPDATE 8:40am---
Dothan Police Department
210 North Saint Andrews Street
Dothan, Alabama 36303
(334) 615-3000
E-mail dpd@dothan.org

Press Release
March 2, 2011

On March 1, 2011 Dothan Police Officers were patrolling the area of Ussery Street when four gunshots were heard.

At 6:26 p.m. patrolmen advised dispatch shots had been fired in the area and requested additional officers. In less than a minute, a victim suffering from gunshot wounds was located by police in the 400 block of Ussery Street.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was kept overnight for observation. Investigators say he suffered from a gunshot wounds, the wound was on his abdomen, and appeared to be superficial.

The same round also struck his right elbow causing minor injury there as well. Police worked with the victim who was able to identify the shooter as Derek Dewayne Moore.

After the suspect was identified a team of night shift patrolmen and investigators went to the suspects’ residence on East Lafayette Street and took him into custody.

• Derek Dewayne Moore, black male, 20 years of age, of East Lafayette Street was arrested and charged with Second Degree Assault with bond being established later today

UPDATE 9:00 p.m.
Witnesses say a female victim was shot twice in the stomach.

When News 4's Demetria McClenton arrived on the scene, police were searching for a suspect who is reportedly still on the run.


Dothan Police are on the scene of a shooting.

It is believed a female victim has been shot in the stomach.

The shooter is still on the loose.

News 4's Demetria McClenton is en route to Ussery and Lafayette Streets.

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