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UPDATE with video: Wanted man in custody charged with shooting

Ronald Taylor, 22, is carried out of an apartment at 1634 Pineview Avenue after being shot Wednesday morning. Detectives would like to question Octavious Clyde, a person of interest in the shooting.

Ronald Taylor, 22, is carried out of an apartment at 1634 Pineview Avenue after being shot Wednesday morning. Detectives would like to question Octavious Clyde, a person of interest in the shooting.

ALBANY, Ga. — A 22-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the side at the Albany Homes rental complex at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to an Albany Police Department report.

Ronald Taylor remains in good condition at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, said a hospital spokeswoman.

Jailers took 25-year-old Boctavious Antwan Clyde through the booking process after detectives questioned him, said a Dougherty County Jail spokeswoman. He was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, reports added.

According to police Clyde went on the run after shooting Taylor. With police on his trail and his name and description on The Albany Herald website, Clyde turned himself in at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Law Enforcement Center.

Phyllis Banks, police spokeswoman said, “Detectives are also hoping to learn more about what led to the shooting from the victim.”

Taylor was shot in front of a residence at 1631 Pineview Ave., police reported. Less than a mile away at 2001 Leonard Avenue at Turner Elementary School precautionary measures put the building into lockdown for a couple hours to protect children, a school official said.

When emergency responders from Dougherty Emergency Medical Service arrived, Taylor was in the building and had to be taken down steps by gurney to the ambulance.

Police reported dealing with 20-firearm related aggravated assaults in November and six so far in December. “Assault with a firearm does not indicate an injury,” Banks said. “Someone can point a gun at a five people and that is five counts aggravated assault, firearm.”

Original story:

From Albany Police Department email at 5:10 p.m. today:

Clyde turned himself in at the LEC at approximately 2:00 p.m. this afternoon. He has been taken to the jail. He has been charged with Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime.

ALBANY, Ga — Albany police are searching in East Albany for Octavious Clyde a person of interest in the shooting of 22-year-old Ronald Taylor at about 10:30 a.m. today at Albany Homes Apartments.

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Boctavous Antwan Clyde, age 25

Black male

5 feet 9 inches tall

Weighs about 130 pounds

Black hair

Brown eyes

Tattoos on both arms

Last known address: 1300 Miller Street

Emergency medical technicians have loaded the shooting victim on an ambulance. The identity of the victim and condition is unknown at this time.

Police are searching for a black male wearing a blue hoodie or skull cap.

The shooting occurred on East Road. Reports said the gunman fled toward Clark Avenue.

Turner Elementary school is locked down as a precautionary measure, a school official said.

Details will be updated as they become available.

From APD:

"Ronald Taylor age 22, has been transported to the hospital and is in stable condition according to the Scene Commander. Officers confirmed he was struck once in the right side possible with a semi-automatic handgun. Detectives would like to question Boctavous Clyde, a person of interest in the shooting incident. Detectives are also hoping to learn more about what led to the shooting from the victim. Updates will be provided as additional information becomes available."

Comments

Albanite 1 year, 10 months ago

"Police are searching for a black male wearing a blue hoodie or skull cap."

You're kidding, right?

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 10 months ago

More "...avious Behaving Badly"

Somebody still got plenty of money for DirecTV, though!

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 10 months ago

Is it Boctavious? Guess I should have said "Boctavious Behaving Badly"

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VSU 1 year, 10 months ago

You are not crazy sister ruby...The headlines said Boctavous, but the story had it Octavious, but had it again as Boctavous Antwan Clyde.

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whattheheck 1 year, 10 months ago

we gotta give this boy one name he can stick with 'cause it confuses the Herald. Maybe just call him Clyde aka "Clyde the Tat" or such. Even got Ruby in a dither!

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 10 months ago

Well I had the generic correct at first, just missed the opportunity for alliteration.

Of course y'all reallize that's part of the "hidden agenda" of multiple stupid names. Keeps people questioning "do I have the right thug?" which gives them time to runnoft or excape.

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Abytaxpayer 1 year, 10 months ago

Where is the outrage of the Black community? Another black youth shot, but instead of the outrage demanding prosecution they are allowing the criminal to hide among them.

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Black_Falcon 1 year, 10 months ago

I had my "Black" card revoked for asking the same type of questions. I asked why is it that Black folk only march and protest when its White on Black crime and remain silent as Black folk shoot and/or kill each daily? I was told that I was not Black and should join Rush or Hannity. Go figure.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 10 months ago

Well you and I are Friends in this matter.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 10 months ago

Errbodddy in the picture looks too fat to fly.

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FlunkyMonkey 1 year, 10 months ago

Boctavious?! You gotta be kiddin me....

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