UPDATE: Arlington Ave. shooting victim dies

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One of the victims of the Arlington Avenue shooting last Thursday has died, according to Dothan police.

Sgt. Jason Adkins told News 18 over the phone Friday afternoon that Cornelius Williams, 35, died from his injuries the week after a fight broke out between two individuals that ended in a shootout.

Williams was among three people from the crowd who were hurt in the exchange, with the other two suffering less serious injuries.


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Just before 6:00 p.m. Thursday, gunfire could be heard throughout the 700 block of Arlington Avenue.

Patrol officers responded to the call and determined that three people had been shot.

“When they arrived, they determined that there were three victims,” Investigator Erik Broten said. “They were all transported to the Southeast Health with various gunshot wounds. They were all transported by personal vehicle. One was shot in both legs, and the other one was shot in the pelvis. Those two are still undergoing treatment.”

Once officers arrived at the scene, they discovered that there were multiple shooters, who have not yet been identified.

“There was a verbal altercation between two people, and a fistfight ensued, and after that, once the fistfight was started, the shots were fired,” Broten said. “There was a large crowd there when the fight happened. I can say the victims were in the crowd when the shots were fired.”

As a result, there was one home that received a projectile bullet. No one in the home was injured, and investigators worked fast to get the scene cleaned up before the rain started coming down.

“We planned that ahead of time,” Broten said. “We called out extra investigators and crime scene technicians to help to get that cleaned up as soon as possible.”

There are no suspects in custody at this time, but the department hopes to make an arrest in the future.

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