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Shots fired at three men who broke into auto parts business

A reminder to potential thieves has been placed at the Speedy-U-Pull Auto Parts yard at 1507 Rodgers St. in Albany.

A reminder to potential thieves has been placed at the Speedy-U-Pull Auto Parts yard at 1507 Rodgers St. in Albany.

ALBANY — More than six hours after a 5 p.m. closing, three men went browsing in the Speedy-U-Pull It Auto Parts yard at 1507 Rodgers St., stated an Albany Police Department report.

Although the yard signs are illuminated at night they must have missed the ones that feature a snub-nosed revolver which stated “Anyone caught stealing from this property will be prosecuted or shot.”

According to police reports, yard manager Walter Houston saw one of the men turn around with something in his hand as if to hit him. Houston “fired a shot toward the suspect” from a shotgun.

At the same time, the report added, the suspects all started running way. Houston fired a second shot. No injuries were reported. The men got away.

No arrests have been made and the case continues under investigation. The three men are wanted for allegedly loitering and prowling and criminal trespass.

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.

Comments

tywebb 2 years, 5 months ago

Mr. Houston needs to take more target practice, so that, hopefully, the next ones won't be able to run away!

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Cartman 2 years, 5 months ago

This is an appropriate example of Mr. Houston's 2nd Amendment rights being exercised. Can you imagine how bold the bad guys will be if they know that citizens are not armed?

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Sister_Ruby 2 years, 5 months ago

Mr. Houston needs to be using longer distance cartridges with bigger shot and a wider spread pattern. Better luck next time Mr. Houston!! Me and my friends Smith and Wesson are rooting for you!

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TrixibelleBento 2 years, 5 months ago

Hollow-point bullets!!!

Just wait until one of those punks gets killed or maimed. We'll have his momma crying that her boy was just a nice kid who was putting his life back together..

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TheBoss 2 years, 5 months ago

Just asking, What race were they? White White, White Hispanic, or Black, were they wearing a hoodie? Or is the reporter too dumb to ask cause he would be injecting race into the story?

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Cartman 2 years, 5 months ago

Hispanics are only described by the press as "white", IF they shoot a black, and only during election years. Keep up.

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BuddyGreen 2 years, 5 months ago

According to the associated press style book which is the standard that reporters use when writing their articles race should not be a component. Personally I think this is a pander to political correctness as the color of the skin along with other physical characteristics seem pertinent to the story since the men are still on the loose and could be a threat to others. Those who control the media choose to keep pertinent facts from the story. Facts that could help others either find or avoid the criminals.

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Justice4Moma 2 years, 5 months ago

Color of ones skin does not matter.Maybe who ever they were can not read to well.And who's fault would that be? They knew they were wrong going in to steal something.If it is not your's dont take it!All this hoodie stuff and black and white stuff has to come to a halt.If not it will keep spreading.We have enough to worrie about with what is going own in our own back yards to worrie about anyone else's.I think if everyone would go to court and listen to some of the trials going on we all could learn alot about the people running our towns,and the ones who let the bad guys go so easy to commit more hurt on Family's.Alot of people would say i bash our leaders alot.They are right.And untill our leaders prove me wrong that they all are crooked,i will keep feeling the way i do.That is my GOD Given Right. I have a question for all of you.How long would it take you to get a gun permit in Albany? The answer is easy.Depends on who you know.

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VSU 2 years, 5 months ago

10-4 and crime is crime no matter who commits it.

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Darien 2 years, 5 months ago

Shoot to hit knee caps. Don't think they spend too much time praying on their knees.

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VietVet1 2 years, 5 months ago

Better yet - shoot 'em in the groin. Keeps them from breeding.

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Darien 2 years, 5 months ago

I stand corrected, shoot in the groin.

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Cartman 2 years, 5 months ago

Better shoot them in the knees and the groin, to be sure.

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Amazed2 2 years, 5 months ago

Try some 00 Buckshot that works pretty good on stopping large animals. If you don't have any 00 Buckshot some reguar old #4 shot does pretty good too. #4 will stop a wild hog. That old #8 and # 9 Birdshot ain't no good on anything but birds.

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chinaberry25 2 years, 5 months ago

I am surprised that they did not arrest the shooter because they were running away and no longer a threat. Bet they think long and hard about this place again. Yes, and as far as race goes, it does not matter. I know several white boys were caught in Terrell County and I know one was raised in my church and the grandson of a deacon. Never heard what happened, but he is not in prison and they robbed several irrigation equipment and the farmer caught him. They spent no time in prison that I heard. Guess granddaddy go his checkbook out.

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Justice4Moma 2 years, 4 months ago

How about the naked man who was running in the street in Pelham.Woner if he had any guns or durgs hiden anywhere?

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