top of page

ALEA Provides Dadeville Update and Asks for Public Assistance

Updated: Apr 18, 2023

Photo credit to Reagan Ranzer with WTVM

TALLAPOOSA COUNTY – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) has confirmed that the total number of injuries has increased to 32 individuals injured during the shooting, which occurred at approximately 10:34 p.m. near the 200 Block of Broadnax Street in Dadeville, located in Tallapoosa County.

The number of deceased individuals remains at four. On Sunday, April 16, Special Agents with ALEA’s State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) and local and federal partners established a Command Post at the Tallapoosa County Courthouse in Dadeville. Subsequently, they launched an extensive investigation using all available resources to process the scene.

On Monday Tallapoosa County Coroner Mike Knox released the names of the four who were killed to the public which are three males and one female.

They have been identified as 23-year-old Corbin Holston of Dadeville, 18-year-old Philstavious Dowdell of Camp Hill, 19-year-old Marsiah Collins of Opelika, and 17-year-old Shaunkivia Smith of Dadeville killed in the mass shooting.

After conducting a preliminary analysis of the evidence at the scene and reviewing the information received so far, Special Agents are still gathering and examining information relative to the sequence of events that ultimately led to the shooting.

Special Agents did not recover any high-powered rifle ammunition at the scene; however, they did recover numerous shell casings used in handguns. Investigators are still processing all of the evidence, in conjunction with completing interviews, in an effort to solidify a motive and potential suspects.

On Tuesday,

ALEA is asking for the public’s assistance in this case. If you or anyone you know has information regarding this incident, please contact SBI’s Crime information hotline at 1-800-392-8011 or email at or contact Central Alabama Crime Stoppers at 1-833-AL1-STOP or at

ALEA’s Fusion Center has also partnered with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Mobile Office to provide a digital tip line for videos and photos related to the incident. Those files may be uploaded HERE.

Also, if you have information for the 5th Circuit District Attorney’s Office concerning the incident or need to provide information to the individuals or families concerning victim services, please click HERE. Nothing further is available as the investigation is ongoing.

182 views0 comments


Post: Blog2_Post
bottom of page