Dothan man wanted for attempted murder

Two victims injured in shooting, one critcally

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Posted: Sunday, February 9, 2014 10:35 pm | Updated: 10:41 pm, Sun Feb 9, 2014.

Dothan police are looking for a 34-year-old man charged with attempted murder for his alleged role in a shooting at a graduation party last year that left two people injured, including one critically with a gunshot wound to the head.

Dothan Police Lt. Will Benny, the supervisor of the criminal investigation division, confirmed police investigators are still looking for Kamal Tuheed Russaw. He is wanted by Dothan police investigators on two pending felony attempted murder charges.

Nine months after bullets were fired into a crowd of people attending a graduation party at a home on East Washington Street police are still looking for Russaw.

Russaw is the last of four suspects charged by the Dothan police to be arrested and to go to court. All three of the other suspects, including Russaw’s cousin, 22-year-old Kamaluddeen Raheem Russaw, have either been convicted or pleaded guilty to their involvement in the shooting.

A jury convicted Kamaluddeen Russaaw last week of two felony attempted murder charges. He will be sentenced in April.

Carlenius Keon Sandifer recently received a 60-year prison sentence for his involvement in the shooting. A jury convicted him of two lesser assault charges, which included first-degree assault and second-degree assault. But Sandifer also had a prior felony arson conviction on his record.

Brandon Layfatte Jones pleaded guilty to two similar assault charges. But he received a 15-year sentence as part of the plea agreement.

Prosecutors have said the shooting occurred after a man at the party apparently told a motorist to slow down. After a conversation occurred with a man in the yard, a beer can was thrown and then shots were fired. Prosecutors have also said after Kamaluddeen Russaw’s vehicle was struck with gunfire, he left and collected his friends, the other suspects. About 45 minutes later another shooting took place, which left two people wounded, including one man shot in the head and another in the arm.

The shooting happened on May 23, 2013.

Court records show police believe three of the four suspects allegedly used handguns, including one suspect who apparently fired guns with both hands. Records also show police believe one suspect used an SKS assault rifle to shoot into the crowd of people at the house.

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