Dothan police identify victim in fatal hit-and-run

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Rashaun Rodrell Richardson, charged with the murder of Patrick Schaffer.

UPDATE:

Chief Steve Parrish has identified the victim of Friday’s hit-and-run as Patrick Schaffer.

Here is what happened, according to his report:

On November 27th at 9:13 pm, officers were dispatched to a Pedestrian Struck call in the 3300 blk of Montgomery Hwy.   The vehicle involved was a Ford f150, traveling South bound on Montgomery Hwy. The vehicle left the scene and was located a short while later.

The victim, Patrick Shaffer succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the truck was identified as Rashaun Richardson, of Fort Gains, Ga. The driver was charged with two felonies and transported to the Houston County Jail.

The crash is being investigated by the Dothan Police Department Traffic Division.

Steve Parrish, Chief of Police

ORIGINAL REPORT

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) – Dothan Police arrested a Fort Gaines, Ga., man following a hit-and-run Friday night on Montgomery Highway.

Police were dispatched around 9:15pm to the 3200 block of Montgomery Highway, in the general vicinity of the Wiregrass Commons Mall. Reports indicate the victim was attempting to cross the roadway when struck by a vehicle.

Dothan Police traffic investigators identified the suspect vehicle after speaking to witnesses on the scene. In the hours following the incident, police located the vehicle involved and took the suspect into custody.

Reshaun Rodrell Richardson, Jr., was arrested early Saturday morning by Dothan Police.

Reshaun Rodrell Richardson, Jr., 18, was arrested and booked into the Dothan City Jail just before 3:00am Saturday morning, according to Dothan Police records. The suspect was then taken to the Houston County Jail.

According to the Houston County Jail inmate roster, Richardson is charged with one count of murder and a count of leaving the scene of an accident with injury or death. He was released on professional surety bond totaling $70,000.

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