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Charges filed in shooting

Officers from the Albany Police Department respond to the scene at Mayfair Mobile Home Park in East Albany after a shooting there just after 2 p.m. Monday. A 36-year-old man was taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital as a result of the incident.

Officers from the Albany Police Department respond to the scene at Mayfair Mobile Home Park in East Albany after a shooting there just after 2 p.m. Monday. A 36-year-old man was taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital as a result of the incident.

ALBANY, Ga. -- Eddie Banks, 62, tossed a gun out of his vehicle after firing it at least three times at 36-year old Anthony Williams in East Albany Monday afternoon, making it difficult for authorities to find the weapon, officials with the Albany Police Department say.

After completing interviews in connection with a shooting on Cone Street that took place a little after 2 p.m. Monday, detectives learned that the initial argument between the two men started over a chain that was being used to do engine work on a vehicle belonging to Williams.

Banks asked for the chain, but Williams refused to give it to him. The two exchanged words and when the argument escalated, Banks tried to leave. Williams continued to confront Banks, striking his vehicle repeatedly and shouting threats while Banks sat in his car. At some point, the car door swung open, police said.

That's when Banks reportedly retrieved a revolver and fired it at least three times at Williams as he ran for cover through a mobile home park. He was struck once in the abdomen.

It was not immediately clear when Williams was actually struck, police said.

Williams was transported to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital from the nearby Mayfair Mobile Home Park and underwent surgery late Monday afternoon. A spokeswoman at the hospital said Tuesday afternoon that he was in good condition.

Banks reportedly surrendered to authorities at the scene shortly after the shooting. Detectives have charged him with aggravated assault. He was still in the Dougherty County Jail on Tuesday afternoon, according to jail records.

Officers canvassed a field near Cone Street on Monday but were unable to locate the weapon. Anyone who might come across the revolver is urged to contact the APD immediately by dialing 911.