Rolling Hills Residents Feel Unsafe After Saturday Shooting

Residents living at Rolling Hills say they are afraid after Saturday morning's shooting in their apartment complex. Many residents are feeling unsafe in their own homes.

Charlie Thornton has been living in Rolling Hills Apartment complex since February 1992. In the past 15 years, he has seen his neighborhood get worse and worse.

“A lot going on around that corner cause they’re walking and riding all night every night,” said Charlie.

Charlie was at home Friday night/early Saturday when the shooting happened in a building behind Charlie's, which killed 30-year-old Pete Reaves, of Headland.

Monday, you could still see Reaves maroon Grand Marquis parked in his usual spot.

Charlie says he's taking measures to protect himself in this neighborhood. “I went on and got a pistol cause these young boys can't be trusted,” he said.

Other Rolling Hills residents who wouldn't go on camera echoed Charlie’s feelings.

They say there's a lot of traffic in and out, day and night, so they just stay inside their home.

Dothan Police had blocked off the subdivision questioning residents about the murder.

Residents say they hope officials will continue to patrol their neighborhood.

Dothan Police say they plan to step up patrols in the neighborhood looking for suspicious behavior.

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  • by pandora Location: dothan on Jun 13, 2007 at 04:44 PM
    somebody help me understand what is the management of this complex is doing , to make the renter makes me think that police don't care about the other citizen in that area. safe should be the number one prior. my understand i thought the police had a post on all low income area apartment.
  • by Teresa Location: Dothan on Jun 12, 2007 at 07:32 PM
    i lived in rolling hills for one year and yes there was a lot of traffic and people in and out of the neighborhood alot but all of my neighbors were nice people and really were never a problem. the problem was with people who didn't live in the complex. i'm glad to hear that the police department are gonna step up there patrols but the only people who can trully protect the neighborhood are the people who live there.
  • by karrie Location: dothan on Jun 12, 2007 at 02:20 PM
    i hope that dothan pd stays by there word and steps up the patrols! i live on denton rd. and the is alot of traffic late at night every night! i hope things start inproving
  • by denise Location: dothan on Jun 12, 2007 at 08:18 AM
    the rolling hill area has always been high crime area the police has never taken any protected measure to protect the people that lives in that area. this has been ongoing problem for years.
  • by Greg McClemons Location: Dothan on Jun 11, 2007 at 07:30 PM
    The Northeast side of town has become a ghetto, minus the nice middle class neighborhood off Flynn and between there and 231, the rest along Denton, and between Cayman Bay and Flynn are all rapidly going downhill, and the police are NEVER around!
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