NEW DETAILS:

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Dothan police have given new details on the murder victim found in downtown Dothan.

The victim, Gabriel Raynaldo Johnson, 34, of Ashford, was found around 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning, according to police. Police say Johnson was likely shot once in the torso and killed in the location his body was found.

The body was discovered by someone driving by the area.

Neighbors believe they heard gunshots around midnight Thursday morning.

Johnson’s body has now been sent for forensic testing and an autopsy.

Stay with WDHN News as we continue to follow this developing case.

UPDATE:

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — WDHN News can now confirm that the body found in downtown Dothan was the victim of a murder.

Stay with WDHN News for updates.

ORIGINAL:

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — A body has been found in downtown Dothan as a result of a possible murder.

Violent crime investigators were called to Morgan and Westmead Street to investigate reports of a dead body, according to Dothan police.

The bloody body was found on the side of the roadway in the grass.

Neighbors say the body was likely of a man around 25-30 years old. They also say that they heard gunshots in the area around midnight on Thursday morning.

The original emergency alert from police dispatch of the body being found said, “person down, blood on the arms.”

Both the Houston County Coroner’s Office and Dothan Police are expected to release more information soon.

Stay with WDHN news for updates.