Florida Avenue

Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish held a press conference Monday morning where he released details on Saturday’s shooting on Florida Avenue that killed one and critically injured another.

Two Dothan teens face capital murder and attempted murder in a Saturday shooting on Florida Avenue.

Willie Blackmon, 18, and Kaleb Tubbs, 18, both of Dothan were arrested Sunday, May 26,  and charged with capital murder and attempted murder for the shooting death of Shawn Bernard Callins, 35, of Dothan. Kanesha Lee, 31, of Dothan, was critically injured.

Dothan Police responded at 1:50 p.m. Saturday, May 25, to a report of shots fired in the 400 block of Florida Avenue. Two people – a male and a female – suffered gunshot wounds and were in critical condition.

According to Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish it was determined during the investigation the suspects forced their way in the front door. Once inside the home, the suspects began shooting at the victims. Both victims were struck multiple times.

Houston County Coroner Robert Byrd said Callins died about 3:30 p.m., Saturday in the emergency room at Southeast Health.

Lee was shot in both legs and femur, shattering her femur. Lee was air lifted to a Florida hospital for treatment of her injuries. Lee was six months pregnant. Once arriving at the Florida hospital an emergency c-section was performed to deliver the baby. The baby is in NICU in critical condition. Lee remains in the ICU in critical condition with a rod and guide in her femur.

“From my understanding, the crime which lead to the death of Mr. Callins and critically injured Ms. Lee was robbery,” said Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish.

Additional arrests could be forthcoming.

The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information about the crime is urged to contact the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000 or CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.

Blackman and Tubbs are in the Houston County Jail with no bond.

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