Suspect released from hospital

Published 3:00 am Saturday, January 3, 2015

A suspect in December’s officer-involved shooting has been released from the hospital, but authorities are not releasing any additional information about the incident.
Lt. Bryan Weed with Troy PD confirmed Friday that a suspect involved in the Dec. 16 shooting at Easy Street Apartment Complex, was released early last week from the Dothan hospital where he was being treated for injuries he sustained during the officer-involved shooting.
“He was released sometime last week, I believe,” Weed said. “It was right before Christmas. I don’t know the exact date, but it was last week.”
Weed said Troy Police had not released the name of the suspect, because the case was still under investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation.
The incident occurred when officers made contact with robbery suspects who were attempting to flee the scene of a burglary in the apartment complex. Multiple shots were fired and at least one suspect was injured. Officials said no officers or suspects received any life-threatening injuries during the course of the incident.
The case is still under investigation, but District Attorney Tom Anderson said the case would be presented before a grand jury after the investigation is completed by SBI.
“As a matter of protocol and routine practice any officer-involved shooting is presented before a grand jury once the investigation is completed,” Anderson said. “It is my understanding thus far that there is no indication whatsoever to indicate any wrongdoing on part of the officer. It would appear that the subject was actively involved in the commission of a dangerous felony, armed with a firearm and would not obey the officer’s commands. It is my opinion that the officer should be commended for valor in a situation where his life was at risk,”
Dewayne A. Dunford, 32, Montgomery; Dundray C. Dunford, 20, Brundidge; Johnta L. Briggs, 30, Dothan; and Dajuan D. Franklin, 18, Dothan, were arrested at the scene. Each was charged with three counts of robbery first degree and one count of burglary first degree. Their bonds were set at $400,000 each.

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