Man Charged in Dothan Nightclub Shootings

Anthony Deionte Bell, 19, was arrested on October 9th and faces criminal charges of attempted murder and 2nd degree assault after allegedly shooting a man in the stomach during an altercation at a local nightclub.  Court records show that police investigators charged Bell with the shooting of another man on the same day.  Both incidents took place during the first weekend of October near the G-spot nightclub off of Columbia Highway in east Dothan. Bell was taken to the Houston County Jail where he is being held on $650,000 bond.

The police statement reveals that Bell was charged with shooting the two people after a friend had been knocked unconscious by one of the victims during a fight.  Bell escaped after the shooting but was later identified by witnesses as the shooter.

Dothan Police Lieutenant Will Benny said police were first notified when a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg asked an off duty police officer working at the G-spot nightclub for help.  Police responded and found the second victim who had suffered a gunshot wound to the back and stomach area.

Both gunshot victims were taken to Southeast Alabama Medical Center where they received treatment.  The victim who had been shot in the leg was treated and released on the same day.  The second man, who had received the gunshot to his stomach and back area, was released a few days later.