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Man lies about shooting

ALBANY, Ga. — A man who reported being shot in the hand during an armed robbery lied about the gunplay location, an Albany Police Department official said.

Wesley Williams, 34, faces questioning about where he was when someone shot him in the hand Monday, APD spokeswoman Phyllis Banks said.

Police responded to a man with a gunshot call at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital's emergency center, where they questioned Williams. He told investigators he had been shot during a robbery at the 1500 N. Slappey Blvd. Woodall's convenience store, where he was pumping gas.

"According to the victim (Williams), the suspect pointed the weapon and demanded money," a police report stated. "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."

Video surveillance tapes of the Woodall's store and gas pumps don't show any robbery or gunfire, the business's owner, Wright Woodall, said, adding the incident did not happen at his place.

Banks said that detectives agreed the shooting did not happen at Woodall's. The case remains under investigation, and Williams faces charges of filing a false report.