Suspect charged in Sunday shooting

Jamal Calhoun

Jamal Calhoun

ALBANY, Ga. -- The case of an argument that led to gunshots in south Albany on Sunday is beginning to get some closure.

Yaphet Calhoun was taken into custody Sunday evening following a shooting that took place at 509 S. McKinley St. on Sunday afternoon.

"He was picked up on Whitney Avenue," said Phyllis Banks, a spokeswoman for the Albany Police Department. "Officers canvassed the area. He was taken in for questioning shortly after the incident, charged (in connection with the shooting) and taken to the Dougherty County Jail."

Calhoun has been charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

At 3:25 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to 509 S. McKinley St., Apartment B, in reference to a shooting. The victim, a 31-year-old black male, sustained a gunshot wound to the leg after getting into an argument with the suspect.

Authorities have said they do not know why the two parties were arguing.

The victim was later identified by police as LeCory Sherod Walker. Officials with the APD said he was transported to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital for treatment.

When The Albany Herald contacted a hospital spokeswoman about his condition on Monday, the spokeswoman said Phoebe did not have a patient by that name.