BRYANT, Brainard Adarius

Brainard Adarius Bryant

Birth: June 7, 1994
Death: October 24, 2019


Mr. Brainard Adarious “Nard” Bryant, son of Terry Bryant and Shanda Snell was born June 7, 1994 in Dothan, AL. He attended Dothan City Schools.

Whoever made the decision to take his life on Thursday October 24th–a life of so much promise–was completely unexpected and shocking to everyone who knew him. Those who knew “Nard” even just a little lost a shining light in their lives. Nard was loved by many and his presence will forever remain in the lives of all who knew him and he will be missed every day.

His amazing life will forever be cherished in the lives of his father, Terry Bryant; mother, Shanda Snell; his brothers and sisters: Terrion Williams, Teqwonda Bryant (Taij) Tillman, Devin Williams, Terry Bryant, Marquris Williams, Latreshia Gilmore, Keon Bryant, Brandon Bryant, Briana Bryant, Jayden Spencer, Janiya Spencer, Yolanda Miley, and Latoya Miley; his paternal and maternal grandparents and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

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Ken Curtis – Oct. 24, 2019 at 6:03 PM CDT

Police: Man wearing Halloween mask murders in Dothan

A man wearing an orange jumpsuit and Halloween mask fired shots that killed one person in an apparent murder case

The victim has been identified as 25-year old Bernard Bryant of Dothan.

Those living nearby told WTVY they heard several shots, possibly five or six. When police arrived they found the body of a man outside a home on Greenwood Drive.

“(The shooter) ran from the scene, the canine tracked him (but did not locate) him,” said Dothan Police Department Major Will Benny.

Police are not ruling out more than the masked man may have been involved in the shooting.

Investigators questioned neighbors and took at least one person to the police department for interrogation. It’s not known if that person is considered a suspect.

Late Thursday, they requested a ladder from the fire department to search the roof of at least one home.

(This story updated at 7:45 p.m. with name of shooting victim and there may be more than one suspect.)

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Staff Report – Posted: Oct 25, 2019 / 02:43 PM CDT / Updated: Oct 25, 2019 / 02:43 PM CDT

Victim identified in Greenwood Drive’s fatal shooting


The victim has been identified as Bernard Bryant.

Brantley Weatherford will have more from Bryant’s friends and loved ones in our 5:00 p.m. newscast.


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Dothan police are searching for the person responsible for killing someone on Greenwood Drive Thursday afternoon.

A witness at the scene said there was an argument between a person and a driver that was circling around the block. After they finished, the driver reportedly went around and fired at the victim.

“(The suspect) was wearing an orange, yellowishm and some sort of matching Halloween-style mask,” Major Will Benny said. “He ran from the scene. The K-9s tracked him to a location, where we had a negative result in locating him. The search is ongoing at this time.”

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Michele Forehand – Oct 25, 2019 Updated Nov 1, 2019

Police arrest two and continue search for suspects in three shootings that left two dead

Dothan police have charged two men in connection with one of three shootings in less than 24 hours that left two victims dead and one hospitalized.

The third shooting occurred on Woodham Road just off Headland Avenue in Dothan about 10:20 p.m. Thursday.

“The victim has been identified as 38-year-old Rodney Caliste,” Dothan police Capt. Will Glover said. “At this time, we believe Mr. Caliste was shot one time to the head area.”

According to law enforcement, Caliste was shot outside his home near his driveway. A person who was allegedly inside the home when the shooting occurred was interviewed by investigators, and later determined not to be a suspect.

Caliste’s slaying follows two other apparently unrelated shootings in the city.

The first shooting occurred Thursday morning near the intersection of North Edgewood Drive and West Powell Street. Police arrested two local men Friday afternoon in connection to that shooting.

Michael Jones, 26, of Ashford, and Calvin Bivins, 29, of Dothan, are each charged with first-degree robbery and attempted murder.

“When the call originally came in, it was reported as a motor-vehicle accident,” Glover said. “It was determined, once officers arrived just after 2:40 a.m., it was actually an assault call. The victim had been shot once under the left arm area, and the bullet traveled through his chest. It appears the victim realized he was being robbed and tried to block the bullet.”

The victim is identified as Andrew Strange of Indiana. He is hospitalized.

Police believe Strange was traveling through town, and say the shooting could be related to a bad drug deal.

Around 2 p.m., officers were called to the 1200 block of Greenwood Drive by a report of another shooting.

“During the investigation, witnesses informed investigators the victim and several other people were outside sitting around a table talking when a male wearing a Halloween mask and orange clothing appeared from behind a privacy fence and fatally shot 25-year-old Bernard Bryant,” Glover said.

The bullet struck Bryant under the armpit area and the traveled into the chest area, killing him.

Glover said the shootings are not related.

“We are still investigating all three cases, and we are continuing our search for the suspects,” he said.

Anyone with information regarding the shootings is asked to call the Dothan Police Department at 334-615-3000.

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