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Two die in drive-by shooting

Police on alert for possible retaliation

ALBANY, Ga. — Two men were killed in a drive-by shooting on Willard Avenue Sunday night, police officials say.

William Lamont Davis Jr., and Desmond Treon Williams were killed while standing near a vehicle outside of 514 Willard Ave. when the occupants of a vehicle drove by and opened fire.

Police say that Davis and Williams were standing next to a tan Ford Crown Victoria when a vehicle drove by and fired several shots into the vehicle. The person inside the vehicle, Nicolas Tremaine Wright, was not injured.

Davis and Williams are the first Albany homicides of the year.

The shooting prompted police to elevate their patrols in certain Albany neighborhoods in hopes of heading off any plans for retaliation.

Court records show that Davis negotiated a plea deal with the Dougherty District Attorney’s Office to plead guilty on March 8 to aggravated assault and violation of the street gang terrorism act for an Oct. 26, 2011 incident in which prosecutors allege that he did “aid and abet” shooting a handgun towards Dougherty County High School students.

He was given 10 years probation under Georgia’s First Offender Act.

Williams has also been linked by the state to at least two street gangs and was charged in connection to an April 2012 shooting in which prosecutors alleged in court documents that he tried to kill a man on Patrol Drive, instead striking a woman who was inside the home.

Williams was granted a $25,000

bond on June 8, 2012, and placed on electronic house arrest with an electronic ankle monitor.

Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards was reluctant to speculate on motive for the drive-by, but said that an incident a few nights ago may have stirred up aggressions.

“Speculatively, there was a incident a few nights ago that he (Davis) may have been involved in that could’ve had something to do with the shooting last night, but at this point we just don’t know for sure,” Edwards said.

Edwards said that police learned Williams was in violation of his electronic house arrest when he was in route to the hospital.

The investigation is ongoing.

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ustaknow 1 year ago

Gang related most likely i wish the governor would step in and use national guard to get rid of these gangs in Albany.

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dingleberry 1 year ago

If these are the first killings and we are at Mar 18, put this in the "Bright Side". The glass is half full. Or is it half empty? Anyway, I am pessimistically optimistic that the Good Life only has only two this late in the year. Bring out the cheer squad

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waltspecht 1 year ago

Like how those ankle bracelets work, don't you?

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VSU 1 year ago

Perhaps if he was playing by the rules, he would still be alive.

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MRKIA 1 year ago

BURY HIM WITH IT SO THEY'LL ALWAYS KNOW WHERE HE IS.

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erock 1 year ago

What idiot would put this thug on an ankle bracelet. The parole officers can't get to these folks in time to stop them from doing something like this. We need jobs and we need more jails. The two can compliment each other. Better get your pocketbook ready, cause the lawsuits are on the way. Idiots

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VSU 1 year ago

I've said before these ankle bracelets are worthless. They say they use them to save money but it's actually a waste of money because it has proven again and again not to be effective. The only sure way to know where these thugs are is to keep them in jail. Feed them jelly sandwiches and water. that'll help keep the cost down.

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whoz53 1 year ago

A very TRAGIC event. When I was younger I always felt we needed more jails and tossing of the keys. I'm older and wiser an warehousing our young men for life is not the answer. We gotta find a way to keep them in school so they can have futures. Whatever happened to the lethargic city of Albany. It seems to have turned into a modern day Dodge City.

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Black_Falcon 1 year ago

"We gotta find a way to keep them in school..."

Why do we have to find a way? You cannot externally motivate a person to want to achieve. This type of motivation has to come from within.

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FryarTuk 1 year ago

I know. We can provide them with free instruction, free text books, free lunches, free housing, food stamps and free recreation, boys clubs and athletic programs. I implore you to support these proposals. It will offer these deserving fine young people opportunities for development before they turn to lives of crime and anti-social pathology. And of course, no one will refuse these educational opportunities when they have been inaugurated.

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VSU 1 year ago

These kids don't care about school.

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FryarTuk 1 year ago

They are not kids. They are Cretans.

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erock 1 year ago

These spineless cowards. You've got two young men gunned down in a shooting that must have looked and sounded like a war zone. No one seems to want to take these thugs off the street and I find that appalling. These are the same people who complain about the police not doing their job. Now the police ask you to help them and you have nothing to say. If those were your kids in the morgue you'd have plenty to say. Your lack of cooperation sends a message that this sort of thing is accepted in your neighborhood. When your grandchild or loved one stops a bullet while they sleep, I want you to remember what you read here. GROW A PAIR!!

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erock 1 year ago

By the way, school has nothing to do wih it. I know several dropouts from single parent homes who wouldn't dream of doing anything like this. That dog won't hunt here.

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MRKIA 1 year ago

FORGET FINDING A WAY TO KEEP THEM IN SCHOOL, FIND A WAY TO KEEP THIS BRAND OF THUG IN JAIL.

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WTFwtf 1 year ago

Must of been gods will

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MRKIA 1 year ago

GOD HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS.

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MRKIA 1 year ago

DON'T BLAME THIS ON GOD.

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FryarTuk 1 year ago

Well, think of it this way. With these sperm donors gone there will be less need for abortions.

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Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 1 year ago

Natural Selection 1

Street Thugs 0

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FryarTuk 1 year ago

Indeed and a good argument for lax gun control.

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43cop 1 year ago

MRKIA is right on part of it, they will not be hard to find now. As far as the Judge's decision to put ankle monitors on this type thug, it has proven in the past it will not work and it never will. The real problem is the police officers that put their lives on the line every day against person that have no value on human life and there is only one way to stop this. FIGURE THIS ONE OUT FOR YOURSELF.

God protect the officers that put their lives on the line everyday so each of us can have the freedom to live a normal life.

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Abytaxpayer 1 year ago

AMEN and we should all say a prayer for the Police and also be thankful they are the ones who deal with this kind of people everyday and not most of us.

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boog 1 year ago

Which ones in the story is MRKIA referring to as thugs..... The shooters or the shooties?

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D_Zaster 1 year ago

As long as people keeps accepting premarital pregnancy, dropping out of school, and living off of government assistance as normal behavior, no amount of taxes can be levied onto the contributing members of society to reconcile problems like this.

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