Albany police respond to aggravated assaults

ALBANY, Ga. -- Two aggravated assault incidents that took place over the weekend in Albany had the potential to turn ugly.

The most recent took place just before 10 p.m. on Sunday at 400 Hickory Lane, where officers were called out in reference to a man down.

"The victim and the suspect got into an altercation over beer," said Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the Albany Police Department, in an email. "The victim had a severe head injury, and the suspect had injuries on his right hand."

The victim was identified as Joseph Daniels, 37, and the suspect was identified as Darion McGuire, 30. The weapon used during the incident had not been determined as of Monday afternoon.

The case remains active.

Another aggravated assault took place a little before 11 p.m. on Saturday at 2711 Homewood Drive in Units A and B. The APD was called to the scene in reference to a burglary with shots fired.

"Upon their (the officers') arrival, they found the door to Apartment B open and shell casings near the front of the apartment," Banks said in the email. "They checked Apartment A and found bullet holes in that apartment."

The victims were identified as Richard Stubbs, 19, from Unit B and Johnathan Hendricks, 24, from Unit A. Hendricks declined to give a statement and left the scene shortly afterwards, and Stubbs was not at home.

There were no injuries reported in connection with the incident.