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UPDATE: Sixth man arrested for shooting at police

— David Lenard Stephens, 20, was picked up at 5 p.m. Wednesday by the Albany Police Department gang Unit at 509 Ninth Avenue, stated a police report. He was put in Dougherty County Jail charged with aggravated assault.

Speaking at a Gang Task Force meeting today, police Chief John Proctor said that the shooting may have been a set up to pay back police for a Friday Crips Gang roundup.

"We don't know if it was a set up, but it felt like one," Proctor said. "They (the gang members) gave every indication they were trying to get a police officer."

Five alleged gang members appeared in court Wednesday related to shooting at an Albany Police Department officer at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

In the first appearance before a magistrate court judge to hear the charges leveled against them for assaulting a police officer were:

Roger Antonio Farmer Jr., 22, arrested at 11 p.m. in room 209 at the Regency Inn on the 900 block of East Oglethorpe Boulevard was charged with aggravated assault, street gang activity, possession of a firearm during crimes and obstruction of an officer. He was not the shooter, said Phyllis Banks, Albany police spokeswoman.

Steven Bernard Washington, 22, turned himself in to police at the Law Enforcement Center at about 1:45 a.m. today. He is charged with aggravated assault and street gang activity.

The others were arrested earlier on Tuesday.

Cortavious Trinard Davis, 21; Sean Bernard Frazier and Michael Alfonzo Stephens both 22. They are charged with aggravated assault, party to a crime, and street gang activity.

Wanted in the case Rolando Dupree Frazier 32.

Officer Daniel Glover was the target of gunfire when he responded to a call on the 1200 block of East Residence Avenue. He was uninjured.

Rewards from the city and Crime Stoppers could mean $6,000 for information leading to arrest and conviction of the two men remaining on the loose.

Anyone with additional information should call Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477) or investigations at (229) 431-3288. The Spanish speaking APD-COP Tip Line is (229) 434-2677.

Crime stoppers is an anonymous tipline. People with information could become eligible for cash rewards.

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KaosinAlbany 3 years ago

Please be safe out there, APD.

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