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Albany man shot while walking to car

ALBANY -- An Albany man suffered a gunshot to the chest at about 1:30 a.m. Monday, Albany Police Department reports state.

Kevin Griffin, 31, has been discharged from Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said, but information on when he was discharged was not immediately available.

"The case is under investigation," said Phyllis Banks, police spokeswoman. "We don't have a physical description, but he (the shooter) was wearing a dark color baseball cap, a light color jacket and jeans. He left the scene with the driver of a silver (Ford) Taurus."

Griffin walked to his car near an alley at 1807 Lincoln Ave. when a black man with a gun walked in front of him, Banks said. There was no demand for money, she said.

The man pointed a gun at Griffin, she said. Griffin grabbed the gun and shoved it upwards, Banks said.

The gun went off and the bullet hit Griffin in the chest, she added. The caliber of the handgun was not known and there was no description of the Taurus' driver, Banks said. The case is considered an aggravated assault.

"The case has not been referred to the gang unit at this time," Banks said.

Anyone with additional information should call the Albany Police Department at (229) 431-2100 or Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS