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DA, police have suspects in drive-by killings

ALBANY, Ga. -- Investigators are beginning to put together the pieces of a drive-by killing, with the county's top prosecutor confirming Monday that they have suspects in the case.

William Davis and Desmond Williams, both of whom have been linked to street gangs, were shot and killed while standing outside of 514 Willard Ave. on March 17.

Since that time, police have scoured the streets, partnered with state probation office for searches of homes across the city and have solicited the public's help piecing together a case against those who are responsible.

Monday, Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards confirmed that there are a handful of suspects that have been identified by investigators as the likely shooters.

"We've identified some suspects but we still have to build a case against them; there's always the matter of evidence," Edwards said.

Officials at the Albany Police Department stopped short of confirming that they had specific suspects, but did say that homicide investigations are complex, multi-faceted operations that take a lot of time and resources.

"There are a lot of pieces to this case and investigators have worked constantly to bring in those who are responsible," APD Spokesperson Phyllis Banks said. "We really do need that one person, with a good solid tip, to come forward. The Crime Stoppers reward is now up to $2,000 and may increase."

The shooting marked the first homicides of the year in Albany.