DOTHAN, AL. (THECOUNT) — Rodney Caliste has been identified as the victim of a fatal shooting Thursday night in Dothan, Alabama, according to reports.

Caliste, 38, was found suffering from at least one gunshot wound in the driveway area of a home on Woodham Road, in Dothan on Thursday night.


The Thursday night shooting became Dothan’s second murder victim within a few hours and the third person to be shot in one day, reports WTYV.

When officers arrived at a home on Woodham Road they discovered the body of 38-year old Rodney Caliste on or near the driveway.

“There was a handgun found at the scene but it has yet to be determined if that is the murder weapon,” Sgt. Ronald Hall said.

Sources say Caliste died from a gunshot wound to the head, shot at close range.

Police took the man who reported that shooting to the police department for the purpose of obtaining a statement. Police have not said that man is a suspect.

About eight hours before Caliste was murdered, another Dothan man, 25-year old Bernard Bryant, died in another shooting.

In yet another incident, an Indiana man suffered critical injuries early Thursday from a gunshot wound.

Police believe that crime is drug related.


Geo quick facts: Dothan is a city in Dale, Henry, and Houston counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is the county seat of Houston County and the seventh largest city in Alabama, with a population of 65,496 at the 2010 census – Wikipedia.

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