ALBANY, Ga. — A man was hospitalized early Monday after being shot and stunned during a burglary attempt in northwest Albany, police officials said.
Initial Albany police reports said that a black male, identified as Donald Byrd, 23, broke into Apartment 161 at 2401 Nottingham Way — the site of Nottingham North — around 2:30 a.m. The victims told police that a neighbor had broken into their residence and had charged at them, reports indicate.
One of the occupants shot the man on his left side, officials with the Albany Police Department said Monday.
When officers arrived, Byrd resisted and was combative with officers. He was shocked with a Taser before being taken into custody and transported to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, APD officials said.
Maj. Bill Berry, commander of the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit, confirmed there are drug charges involved with the incident as well. Byrd, as well as the two occupants of the apartment, have been charged with possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.
The two occupants, whose names Berry was unable to give to The Albany Herald on Monday evening, have been charged with tampering with evidence.
A spokeswoman at Phoebe said Byrd was in fair condition Monday afternoon. After Byrd was taken in, witnesses were sent to the APD Law Enforcement Center to be interviewed by detectives, officials said.
Nothing further was available on the incident Monday afternoon.