Dothan resident concerned with rising crime in his neighborhood

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — For many of the residents on Arlington Street, the area is a place they call home, but in recent years, one local resident said there has been a spike in crime in his community. 

On April 18, Dothan police responded to a shooting on Arlington Street. When they arrived, they found three victims that had been shot. On April 23, one of the victims, Cornelius Williams, died. 

“This neighborhood is a quiet place where older people be at, but it’s the people that around that do things they wanna do like shooting,” local resident James Coleman said.

Coleman said the crime in the area affects the elderly and the younger generation. According to authorities, suspect Larry Garlington Jr. turned himself in Tuesday.

“He was cooperative,” Investigator Erik Broten said. “He found out he had a warrant. When he found out, he had a family member to drop him off, and we took him into custody.”

Investigator Broten told us they are trying to put more officers in that area to reduce crime.

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