DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — A Kinsey woman is behind bars and has been charged with capital murder in the deadly shooting that occurred Monday night.

Authorities arrived at the 800 Block of Walnut Street around 6 p.m. on Monday night. Dothan police arrested Carmen Lairish Kirkland, 31, of Kinsey in the death of Precious Racquel Warren, 33, of Dothan, who later succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at a local hospital.

Preliminary reports indicate the argument between the two women dealt with them both having children with the same man, police said.

Kirkland was booked into the Houston County Jail at approximately 12:08 a.m. Tuesday morning. Kirkland has been charged with two counts of capital murder with no bond.

In the state of Alabama, the aggravating circumstances of charging a suspect with an additional murder count deals with the suspect committing the offense “in the presence of a child,” which means in the physical presence of a child or having knowledge that a child is present and may see or hear the act.


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Police are confirming that one woman is dead and another woman has been taken into custody after a shooting in downtown Dothan.

A witness at the scene tells WDHN News this may have stemmed from a sort of argument between two women. Neighbors said a woman pulled onto Walnut Street, parked and a man got out of her car.

They said another woman arrived, the two women got into what seemed to be an altercation. They added one woman maced the other, who then shot the other woman.

As of Monday night, Dothan Police said, one woman has been arrested and the other was taken to the hospital.