APD responds to assaults, armed robbery incidents

ALBANY — Two aggravated assaults and an armed robbery were among the incidents the Albany Police Department responded to over the weekend, reports show.

An aggravated assault took place at 139 Bridges Lane at around midnight on Sunday, APD reports show.

Rashad Jefferson stated that he was walking a friend to her car when some unknown person or people knocked him to the ground and started kicking him in the face and body, police said. He reportedly sustained several large lacerations on his face, hands and feet.

A Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital spokeswoman was unable to provide information on Jefferson’s condition Monday. Barry Diamond, 22, was arrested and charged with battery in connection to the incident, police say.

There was another aggravated assault reported at 600 Bonnyview Ave. at around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, which stemmed from an active shooting incident, police say.

By the time of the APD’s arrival, the suspects had reportedly fled the scene in a white Ford Explorer. The victim reported that one of the suspects got into a fight with a male victim in the area. The suspect then left the scene and threatened to return. The suspects returned to the scene, exited the vehicle and started shooting.

The gang unit recovered the vehicle at 608 Moultrie Road, police say. Nobody was reported injured as of the filing of the report, and no arrests and no charges were pending as of Monday afternoon.

Earlier on Saturday, there was an armed robbery involving a group of juveniles at 2332 Gail Ave. that took place around 1:30 p.m., reports show.

Upon the officers’ arrival, contact was made with the victim, who said that a group robbed him at gunpoint as he walked through the intersection of Downing Court and Gail Avenue. The robbers fled the area prior to the responding officers’ arrival.

The victim was a 13-year-old juvenile, while the suspects were described as three unknown juveniles. Cash was stolen, police say.

There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident. This case has been forwarded to the APD’s detectives’ bureau.


ittybittyme 3 years ago

This is just business as usual in the thuglife city!


KaosinAlbany 3 years ago

13 year old getting robbed! This is just right down the road from where I live. That area is attracting thugs and Sherwood Acres Neighborhood Watch is watching that area and the police know we are concerned and are here to help rid the area of this nonsense.


KaosinAlbany 3 years ago

Anyone living in The Sherwood Acres subdivision is welcome to join us with our watch group. The next meeting is scheduled Nov. 20th at 6:00 p.m. at the Police Precinct on Dawson Road across from Porterfield Church.


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