3 arrested in New Canaan shooting that left 2 dead, 1 injured

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CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (8/17): The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three suspects involved in a Saturday morning shooting in New Canaan.

26-year-old Dwight Dooley (left), 21-year-old Jacob Andrew Drane (center) and 48-year-old Ricky Dale Martin (right) have all been charged in connection to the shooting.

Dooley has been charged with murder, Drane has been charged with criminal tampering and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and Martin faces an unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia as well.

CCSO has also released the identities of the two deceased victims.

24-year-old Levi Benjamin Lawrence and 36-year-old Dalton Matthew Bannister were killed in the shooting. The identity of the injured victim has not yet been released.

The three suspects are being held at the Cullman County Detention Center. Dooley is being held on a $50,000 bond. Drane is being held on a $5,500 bond. Martin faces a $1,500 bond.

ORIGINAL (8/15): Cullman County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a double homicide that happened early Saturday morning, according to authorities.

The shooting happened in the New Canaan community around 1:30 a.m., Deputy Bradley Williams reports.

Cullman County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the residence along with officers from Arab Police Department. Deputies and officers discovered two individuals that were dead and another seriously injured at a location in Cullman County.   

Through the investigation, it was determined there was an alteration where gunfire followed, which resulted in the death of two people and another being seriously injured. The third individual is in a regional hospital. 

CBS 42 will keep you updated with new information as it comes.


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