Brick House has history of violence

ALBANY -- Since its opening, Brick House Productions has had a history of violence and disorder. It culminated in the gunshot death of 20-year-old Flovilla resident LeSheldon Kernard Stanford at about 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

From late December 2007 to Sunday, there have been 30 incidents of aggravated assault, armed robbery, weapons violations, narcotics violations and other crimes at the place that billed itself as a movie/motion picture business/studio, according to a city source.

The list of incidents includes: six aggravated assaults with a firearm, two aggravated assaults with other weapons, a battery, a burglary, disorderly conduct, three entering autos, two liquor law violations, three narcotics violations, a robbery with a firearm, two simple batteries, five wanted persons on premise and another weapon violation.

Albany Police Department investigators questioned Shacoby Seay, 18, Tuesday, said Phyllis Banks, police spokeswoman. Seay's brother Antonio is under arrest in connection with the fight at 1708 Schilling Ave., said Phyllis Banks.

"No charges have been filed against Shacoby Seay," Banks said. "Detectives continue to work aggressively on this ongoing case."

An argument among a group in the building spilled out of the studio into the parking lot where multiple shots were fired killing Stanford and wounding a security guard in the arm.

The security guard survived and was released from the hospital the same day he was shot.

The Albany Police Department began interviewing numerous witnesses and arrested three men in connection with the fight for aggravated assault.

JaCory Antwan Butts and Antonio Seay, both 20, and Shernard Smith, 18, all of Albany remained in Dougherty County Jail Wednesday, a jail spokeswoman said.

Anyone with additional information on the fight, the shooting or Brick House Productions, should call Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477) or (229) 431-3288.