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APD: Wanted for gun assault at restaurant

ALBANY, Ga. -- Frederick "Fred" D. Williams is wanted by the Albany Police Department for shooting at a man on April 19 at a Cordele Road Hot Dog King restaurant, a police report stated.

"Warrants for aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon have been issued against Williams," said Phyllis Banks police spokeswoman.

Banks described Williams as 34 years old, standing about 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 205 pounds and having brown hair and eyes. Williams was seen driving a silver Mercedes Benz S500 with the tag number BWX8519.

Anyone with additional information should call investigations at (229) 431-3288 or Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477). The Spanish speaking APD-COP Tip Line is (229) 434-2677.

Crime Stoppers is an anonymous tipline. People with information could become eligible for cash rewards.

According to police reports, Williams argued with 26-year-old Aretavis Washington in the restaurant at about 9:50 a.m. Williams left the restaurant and got what looked like a .40-caliber Glock semi-automatic handgun from the Mercedes' trunk.

Apparently Williams stepped in front of Washington's Dodge Ram pickup as Washington tried to flee. Washington tried to ram Williams, who fired at least three shots into the pickup.

Washington managed to drive away. There were no injuries reported. Williams should be considered armed and dangerous, the report added.

Comments

BettyBowTie 2 years, 4 months ago

They forgot to tell us the race of the shooter. Hard to be on the lookout without a decent description.

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chinaberry25 2 years, 4 months ago

They showed his picture yesterday. This is not the first shootout he has been involved in. BTY he is black according to the picture.

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chinaberry25 2 years, 4 months ago

They showed his picture yesterday. This is not the first shootout he has been involved in. BTW he is black according to the picture.

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Cartman 2 years, 4 months ago

Wow. That's pretty good firearms identification. Glocks are similar in appearance to quite a few other firearms from the front, such as Springfield XMs, Sigs, Smith & Wesson M&Ps, Hi-Point, etc. And not many people can distinguish at a glance the bore size of .40 cal as opposed to a Glock 9mm, .45 cal, etc. Or did a non-firearms reporter think that the term ".40-caliber Glock semi-automatic handgun" sounded ominous, technical, and precise.

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J.D._Sumner 2 years, 4 months ago

Cartman, go read that paragraph again. According to the police report that is what suspect saw. The reporter didn't make it up. It was what the officer put in the report.

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Cartman 2 years, 4 months ago

You are correct J.D. So a witness who is either a firearms expert or not at all familiar with firearms, saw what "looked like" a .40 cal Glock semi-automatic handgun. Don't you see the incongruity? I think you missed my point. It's not who wrote it, it's what was written. It's fleshing out an admittedly vague generality with overboard specificity. It's like saying he got the pistol out of the trunk of what appeared to be a 2008 E Class black Mercedes-Benz with optional ashwood interior, comfort package, and 5 cylinder diesel with turbo. My point is that not every pistol is a Glock "fortay", even if the term sounds street-sexy. Glock offers their pistols in seven different bore sizes, I was expressing my skepticism that he could guess the caliber at a glance. And yes. I am a gun nut; I went overboard; and I'm OCD. You've exposed me.

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