From left, Timothy Bell and Marcus Price
ALBANY, Ga. — Less than 43 hours after a man was gunned down in west Albany, the man accused in the killing turned himself in to Albany Police Department officers, said a police official.
“Timothy O’Neal Bell’s brother brought him into the LEC (Law Enforcement Center) at about noon today (Friday),” said Phyllis Banks, police spokeswoman. “He is charged with murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during a commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.”
Bell, 33, was charged in the shooting death of 35-year-old Melvin Jerome Green, who was wounded twice about 4:50 Wednesday while in the rear of the Windover Apartments off the 2300 block of Gordon Avenue, police reported. The apartments were the last known address of Bell, the report added.
Police officers stated they also arrested Marcus Price, 26, on Wednesday and Shongrevius Devontre Morgan, 23, Thursday in connection with the homicide. Price was charged with felony being a party to the crime. Morgan was charged for hindering apprehension also a felony.
Banks said a motive for the murder remained under investigation and no significant gang involvement has been indicated.
While Green did not live at the apartment complex, he was well known there as a popular neighborhood fixture who would cut residents’ hair and hang out at the nearby Westside Grocery Store.