As of Tuesday, January 24, 2012
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ALBANY, Ga. — The report of a man being shot in the hand Monday during the course of an armed robbery at a north Albany convenience store turned out not to be true.
Wesley Williams, 34, told authorities the was pumping gas at the Woodall's at 1500 N. Slappey Blvd. at 1:15 p.m. when an unknown black male, armed with a small caliber handgun, approached him.
"According to the victim, the suspect pointed the weapon and demanded money," an email sent out by APD officials on Monday evening said. "The two got into a struggle. The victim stated that during the struggle he grabbed the barrel of the gun and the suspect fired the weapon. He then fled the scene."
This afternoon, detectives with the Albany Police Department determined that the incident had not occurred at Woodall's as previously reported.
Officials with the APD indicated earlier today that Williams would be charged with filing a false report if it turned out the robbery had not taken place after further investigation of the incident.
More details to follow.