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Albany police respond to aggravated assaults, criminal trespass

One sent to hospital following Sunday aggravated assault

Photo by J.D. Sumner

Photo by J.D. Sumner

ALBANY —The Sunday activity for the Albany Police Department included three incidents involving firearms, two aggravated assaults and one criminal trespass, reports show.

One of the aggravated assaults was reported from Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital at around 8:30 p.m. In that case, the victims said, that while in the Sav-a-Lot parking lot at 301 S. Slappey Blvd., they were approached by two unknown men who were asking for a lighter. As one of the victims opened the door to the blue 2000 Nissan Xterra they were in, one of the men pulled out a hand gun and pointed it at him, said Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the APD.

The other victim made a motion to give the subject an object thought to be money and slapped the gun away. As they attempted to flee, one of the suspects fired a shot which shattered the driver side rear window and struck one of the victims in the rear of his head, Banks said.

The suspects were described as a black male wearing a gray hoodie and a white male wearing a black hoodie. The victim who had been hit was discharged from Phoebe by Monday morning, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The criminal trespass took place at around 6 p.m. on Sunday at 801 N. Van Buren St. In that case, the victim told police he saw four juveniles running from his back yard after he heard someone pulling on his front screen door. At some point, one of the juveniles fired a gun in the air, Banks said.

Banks said the type of gun is unknown and there were no injuries reported. No arrests have been made and the incident remained under investigation as of Monday afternoon.

The second aggravated assault took place at 2514 Whispering Pines Road between 2:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. In that case, several unknown males were asked by the homeowner to leave the party. While leaving, one suspect went to his truck and pulled out a shotgun, Banks said.

The suspect began pointing the weapon at five victims and shot once in the air before they pulled off in their vehicle. The suspect description given was that of two unknown white males and two unknown white females, Banks said.