UPDATE: Victim, persons of interest identified in deadly shooting at parade

DOTHAN, Ala (WDHN) – Dothan Police confirm that at least two persons of interest have been identified in the fatal parade shooting, along with the deceased victim.

According to a DPD press release, during a scuffle which occurred near the Peanut Festival parade, a gun was drawn and Garyoun Tyrone Fluellen, 22, from Dothan, was shot in the the chest. He was taken to Southeast Health where he was pronounced dead.

Another victim was shot twice in the chest and underwent surgery at Southeast Health. The victim is currently in stable condition, according to the statement.

Dothan Police are asking for help in locating two persons of interest wanted for questioning: Mekhi Nasir Lawton, 18, from Dothan; and Mark Quinten Small Jr., 18, of Dothan.

According to DPD, gang-related involvement has not been ruled out, but it is too early to tell.

The shooting happened at the intersection of West Main Street and Montana Street in downtown Dothan.

The Dothan Police Department issued a press release regarding the current information:

On Saturday, November 12, 2022, as the National Peanut Festival Parade unfolded, a group of individuals engaged in a fight near the intersection of West Main Street and Montana Street. During the scuffle, at least one individual pulled out a gun and fired on the group, killing two people. One victim, Garyoun Tyrone Fluellen, 22, from Dothan, was shot in the upper torso. He was transported to Southeast Health where he was pronounced deceased. The second victim was shot twice in the upper torso and was transported to Southeast Health where he underwent surgery. He is in stable condition. Investigators are at the preliminary stage of the investigation and have identified two persons of interest. We are asking the community to help us locate the following two people: Mekhi Nasir Lawton, 18, from Dothan; and Mark Quinten Small Jr., 18, of Dothan. We ask if you have any information on the whereabouts of any of these individuals you call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 334-793-7000. The Dothan Police Department will strictly guard and protect the identity of anyone wishing to help anonymously.

Dothan Police Department press release


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