UPDATED at 10:00 PM Dothan Police Officer Shot At - AT MEANS NOT SHOT BUT SHOT ATRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jan 04 2019 11:00 AM
"AT" means "AT" not "HIT" but shot "AT"
Hopefully this is clear
NO POLICE OFFICER WAS SHOT WHERE HE RECEIVED A BULLET IN HIS BODY
A BULLET WAS FIRED FROM A WEAPON WHERE SOMEONE WAS TRYING TO SHOOT THE POLICE OFFICER BUT MISSED
DOTHAN: 10:58 AM A Dothan Police Officer was shot "at" near the intersection of Post Oak and Third Avenue.
Multiple Dothan Police and Houston County Sheriff Deputies have responded.
The police have one suspect is in custody. There could be more. Third Avenue is closed.
The area is swamped with law enforcement officers.
UPDATED @ 11:20 AM..
Vice and US Marshals were executing warrants when they took gun fire from a suspect. Units chased the suspect and was able to take him into custody. Dothan Fire and Local EMS responded to treat the suspect. The status of the officer shot at is not yet known. A LARGE crowed has gathered on both sides of the taped off area and is starting to get disorderly.
Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish and Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza are both on the scene.
UPDATED @ 1:53 PM
Third Avenue is closed and Dothan Police continues their investigation.
Multitude of officers are on the scene conducting an investigation into the shooting.
UPDATED @ 2:17 PM
The suspect who fired the weapon "at" the law enforcement officers is the suspect in a recent murder in Kinsey.
Officers have been searching for the person who was considered armed and dangerous.
There was some confusion, and I take personal blame, because in hast as the situation was developing I typed " A Dothan Police Officer was shot at Post Oak and Third Avenue" when it was he was shot "at" being the location of where the shooting occurred.
So the top of the article is not meant as being a smart butt but to make sure I was clear.
The officers ( Praise GOD ) was not struck. The suspect was not struck.
But as the officers have worked around the clock for days to search for this suspect they have known he was armed and dangerous and would not hesitate to shoot a officer. But the officers did their jobs and pressed forward attempting to locate and take the suspect into custody.
Early this morning officers went to Kinsey on reports the suspect was in Kinsey.
When you get folks like Jason Adkins of Dothan Police Department and Rick Clemmons of Houston County Sheriff Department after you, it is best to surrender and give yourself up.
And these were not the only two officers. Several more. But I know these two and both Dothan and Houston County are blessed to have them working of Dothan and Houston County.
UPDATED @ 10:00 PM
On Friday, January 04, 2019, at approximately 10:55 AM, law enforcement officers from Dothan Police, Houston County Sheriff’s Office, Houston County District Attorney’s Office, and the U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force attempted to serve an arrest warrant on 18-year-old Jaccarius Dawsey in the 1200 block of Third Avenue in Dothan, Alabama. Dawsey led officers on a brief foot pursuit, during which he produced a firearm and fired multiple times at law enforcement officers. Officers returned gunfire and later apprehended Dawsey outside a nearby residence.
No person was struck by gunfire during this event, and Dawsey was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza requested the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) conduct an independent investigation into the use of force by law enforcement. Agents from SBI immediately responded to process the scene for evidence and conduct interviews.
In addition to outstanding warrants, Jaccarius Dawsey is charged with five counts of attempted murder and is being held in the Houston County Jail with no bond. Other charges are pending.