ALBANY —The Albany Police Department was investigating Monday the eighth homicide this year in the city following a shooting Sunday night.
The incident took place around 8:30 p.m. at 847 Frotscher St. A spokeswoman for the Albany Police Department said officers were dispatched to the address in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found Jamey Spurlock, 34, shot in the chest.
Spurlock was transported by emergency personnel to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, Johnson said.
Police officials said in a media release that witnesses stated the victim was shot during an attempted robbery. The robbers were described as four males, with no further information regarding the individuals. The case remained active Monday.
Spurlock is the eighth homicide victim for the Albany-Dougherty County area this year. The slaying was the first since the killing of Michael Gene Odell, who was found in a North Jackson Street building on Aug. 18. That was initially a suspicious death case that later was declared a homicide investigation.
The first murders to take place this year in the area occurred on March 17 when William Lamont Davis Jr. and Desmond Treon Williams were killed in a drive-by shooting while standing near a vehicle on Willard Avenue.
Those with additional information on the incident or suspects from Sunday’s shooting are encouraged to call Albany Area Crime Stoppers (229) 436-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is an anonymous tip line through which people can receive cash rewards if their tip leads to an arrest.