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Five arrests made in Sunday killing

ALBANY -- Five men have been charged for a variety of crimes stemming from a brawl and fatal shooting at Brick House Productions, 1708 Schilling Road, Sunday, an Albany Police Department news release stated.

No one has been charged with the murder of 20-year-old Flovilla resident LeSheldon Kernard Stanford, said Phyllis Banks, police spokeswoman.

"Right now the assault charges are all stemming from the fight," Banks said. "The homicide is still under investigation."

According to the news release:

JaCory Antwan Butts and Antonio Seay, both 20 and of Albany, were charged with aggravated assault and gang participation.

Shernard Smith 18, of Albany, was charged with aggravated assault with additional charges pending.

At 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, the three were in Dougherty County Jail, a jail spokeswoman said.

Sean Frazier, 21, was arrested on outstanding warrants and has additional charges pending. Lawrence Stephens, 22, also has charges pending. The two had not yet been booked into jail and their residence was not known, a jail spokeswoman said.

Police want to talk to Seay's brother Shacoby, 18, in connection with the case, Banks said.

The arrests came as Albany police investigated a fight that broke out leading to Stanford's death from multiple shots fired at about 5:30 a.m. at the Brick House Productions studio, Banks said.

A security guard at the business suffered a gunshot wound to his arm. He was reported treated and released from Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Sunday.

No motive for the fight and the shooting that erupted in the studio's parking lot was available Tuesday.

"Police are questioning multiple witnesses," Banks said. "Additional arrests are pending."

Brick House Productions has been raided in connection with illegal alcohol sales in the past. It does not have a liquor license. It lists movie/motion picture industry as its business on its 2009 business license.

It has until March to renew its business license according to Deborah Kinson, of the city treasurer's office.

Anyone with additional information on the case, should call Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477) or (229) 431-3288.