Suspect in 'execution' outside Dothan nightclub arrested

Published: Aug. 2, 2016 at 3:20 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2016 at 3:25 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) - The suspect in a weekend homicide investigation in Dothan is now in custody and is being held without bond, according to the Dothan Police Department.

Brandon Allen Ransom, 29, is accused of fatally shooting Chris Bailey, 26, outside a nightclub in the 1100 block of Montgomery Highway early Saturday morning.

Capt. Will Benny with the Dothan Police Dept. called the shooting an "execution". Bailey was shot five times around 1:30 Saturday morning. Benny said the victim was shot once in the arm and once in the leg. "He fell to the ground, and the suspect...stood over and shot him three more times."

Bailey's body was found in the Plum's Lounge overflow parking lot in front of Piggly Wiggly, and he was pronounced dead on the scene.

Benny confirmed both the suspect and victim had been inside the lounge at some point prior to the shooting. "Was it a direct result of the club? Probably not," he added.

Benny would not comment on a possible motive, though he confirmed it "was not a robbery. He [Ransom] went there to kill this man."

An investigation is ongoing and more arrests are possible.

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