Dothan police asks for community’s help in solving 2021’s first murder

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — This past Sunday, Dothan had its first murder for 2021.

Willis Rambo Jr., 20, was shot on 900 block Morris street where he was pronounced dead on the scene. Police have one person in custody with no bond, and officials believe there are more individuals involved.

Lieutenant Scott Owens believes the community will be the biggest help in solving this murder.

“To that degree when crime happens, not to be silent about it,” Owens said. “The only way we solve crime to the large degree we do is with the community’s help.”

Family and friends felt this pain as they mourned on Rambo’s Facebook wishing this type of tragedy never happened.

Owen’s credits the police department’s high solve rate for murders to the community’s support and cooperation. He feels city leaders will help convey this message the best.

Mayor Mark Saliba said he hates that an innocent man’s life was taken so early on.

“I hate that it happened so early in the year,” he said. “We want to continue to try to find ways to inform and educate people about gun violence.”

Police are trusting the community to bring justice to Rambo’s family, and if you know anything please call 334-615-3000.

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