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Updated @ 1:19 pm : Man Shot In Bronson Fl By SWAT on Child Homicide Investigation - Dothan Police Investigating Part of Child Death In Dothan

Rickey Stokes

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Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jun 04 2018 12:39 PM


Carlton James Mathis who is wanted in connection with a child’s homicide in Dothan Alabama is in the hospital after being shot by a SWAT team member in Florida. He is currently undergoing treatment. Dothan Police are on the way to the scene as part of the criminal investigation as well as investigating the crime scene here in Dothan. Details about the murder will be released later.

Media partners, we realize there are many questions unanswered however this is a developing story and we will have a press release as soon as we can.

BRONSON, Fla. - A 28-year-old man wanted in a child homicide investigation in Georgia was shot early Monday morning during a SWAT standoff in Bronson, according to Alachua County deputies. 

Investigators said Carlton James Mathis was armed and trying to flee in a vehicle from the Bronson Villas & Villages in Bronson when he was shot by an Alachua County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team member.

He was taken into custody and is being treated at an area hospital, deputies said.

Deputies and detectives from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, Levy County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Department of Law Enforcement were involved in the overnight search for Mathis, who is wanted in connection with a child homicide investigation from Hall County, Georgia.



From area media partners we have learned that Dothan Police Criminal Investigators and Crime Scene Investigators are on the scene of a local motel.

RSN went by the motel described by the media partners. Only because we know what the vehicles look like did we find Criminal Investigator cars and Crime Scene Investigator vehicles parked in regular parking places. No room had crime scene tape and we saw no crime scene investigators or criminal investigators outside.

From UNCONFIRMED law enforcement agencies, only from media partners and note comparison, we understand the murder possibly occurred in Hall County Georgia. The body was found, as we understand, in Dothan in a local motel. Then again the murder could have occurred in Dothan. But as we understand from media partners, UNCONFIRMED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT, the body was found in a refrigerator in a Dothan motel.

Again...this is UNCONFIRMED by law enforcement agencies. What is confirmed Dothan Police Criminal Investigators and Crime Scene Investigators vehicles are at a Dothan motel and parked in regular parking places.

Dothan Police expected to release more information later.


Preliminary information that we have received is that the murder did occur in the city of Dothan and the body of the child was recovered in Dothan AL. 

Updated @ 1:19 pm : Man Shot In Bronson Fl By SWAT on Child Homicide Investigation - Dothan Police Investigating Part of Child Death In Dothan

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