DOTHAN, Ala (WDHN)– Two are in the hospital after police say a son tried to protect his mother by shooting at a man she was fighting with, per the Dothan Police Department.
Around 7:52 a.m. Dothan Communication Center received a report of a firearm assault in the 300 Block of Donna Drive.
After arriving on the scene DPD discovered one victim had already been taken to the hospital by a personal vehicle. The victim still at the scene was transported by ambulance.
According to a DPD Press Release, David Leonard Gamble, 38, of Dothan entered a home uninvited and got into a physical altercation with a woman whom he had previously been in a relationship with.
While fighting over a gun, the son of the woman entered the room and fired his own gun at Gamble to protect his mother, per the release.
The woman was shot once in the arm and is expected to make a full recovery. Gamble was shot multiple times and is in critical but stable condition.
This is an ongoing investigation and charges could be brought against Gamble.
Police say this was an isolated incident in which justifiable deadly force was used inside a victim’s home to protect themselves.
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