APD responds to aggravated assaults

ALBANY — The Albany Police Department responded to at least three aggravated assaults involving firearms during the weekend, two of which took place on the same street, reports show.

Two unknown black males are alleged to have committed an aggravated assault on Joe A. Hawkins, 43, and Stacey L. Paige, 30, at 524 Corn Ave. at around 3 a.m. on Monday, APD officials say.

Upon officers’ arrival at the scene, the victims stated that — while outside in their backyard — two unknown black males approached them and the men pointed a handgun at them and demanded money.

The victims stated that they ran, and the suspects shot twice. No injuries were reported.

Officers did observe bullet holes to a back door window and a bookshelf inside the house. Witnesses told police they saw a white Chevrolet sports utility vehicle in the area prior to the shooting.

A few blocks away, another assault incident involving a firearm was reported at 835 Corn Ave. at 11:45 p.m. Sunday.

The complainant, identified as Enchanta Warren, 33, reported that an unknown person fired a shot into her home while she and two other people were inside. After hearing the shot, the victim said that she went to the front door.

When she looked outside, she saw a black male — wearing all black — running from the area. Officers at the scene observed what appeared to be a bullet hole in the upper portion of a front window. A bullet was recovered from the kitchen wall.

No one was injured, police said.

Another aggravated assault reported late Saturday involved someone’s car getting shot at.

The victim, identified as Edgar Nulasco, 32, told police he was traveling west on the 100 block of East Oakridge Drive at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday when he saw three juveniles traveling east on bikes. Shortly afterwards, he said he heard a loud bang.

He said that he pulled into the nearby Burger King parking lot and got out. He checked his vehicle, a 1996 Pontiac Sunfire, and discovered a hole on the driver’s side door near the handle. Four people — including the victim, his 2-year-old daughter, his 4-year-old son and his girlfriend — were in the car at the time of the incident.

Officers did observe what appeared to be a small bullet hole in the door. No one was injured.

The cases remain under investigation.