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GoFundMe set up for Sheffield Police lieutenant injured in shooting

SHEFFIELD, Alabama – A fundraiser for Sheffield Police Lt. Max Dotson is being held on the GoFundMe website for the officer and his family, including their five-week-old daughter.

Dotson was injured in a shootout with Brian Lansing Martin on October 1 in Sheffield. The shooting resulted in the death of Sgt. Nick Risner. Police were responding to a call about a body on the road that turned into a chase and shootout.

The GoFundMe is set up to help raise money for medical bills and other expenses, as Dotson’s wife, Ginny, is also on maternity leave with their new daughter, Ellie. The couple’s eldest daughter, Rylynn, is 8 years old.

Martin, who was also injured in the shooting, faces multiple counts, including four counts of capital murder and two counts of attempted murder.

He is currently in the Morgan County Jail due to the limited capacity of the Colbert County Jail.

Dotson filed a lawsuit against Martin, stating that Brian Martin’s intentional acts caused him physical harm, mental anguish and emotional distress.

The case asks Martin for $ 375,000.

Read the full trial here.

To donate and help Dotson and his family, visit the website here.