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Second drive-by shooting prompts increased police patrols

ALBANY, Ga. — The Albany Police Department is investigating another drive-by shooting following Sunday night's drive-by that claimed the lives of two young men.

Several shots were fired from a vehicle toward a residence on the 1300 block of Avalon Avenue around 9:30 Monday night.

Two people were outside the home and four people were inside, but no one was hit.

The latest shooting occurred less that 24 hours after William Lamont Davis Jr. and Desmond Treon Williams were killed while standing near a vehicle outside a residence at 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 the occupants of a vehicle drove by and fired several shots in their direction.

A 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. The APD, however, would not confirm whether they believed the separate shootings were related.

"We are working these cases aggressively as we have in the past," Albany Police Chief John Proctor said. "We are getting a lot of calls from the public, but in prior cases we've been overrun with calls. We have good suspects, but we need more info to tie to the cases."

Proctor did not name any suspects and said the investigations are ongoing.

Comments

Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 1 year, 6 months ago

Sounds like its time for APD to do something or say something before we have a full blown gang war.

It's not about doing things the way they were done in the past. You must prevent escalation. Time to earn those big bucks, Chief!

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RedEric 1 year, 6 months ago

I think Chief Proctor is earning those "big" bricks. He places great importance on communication. Wars need secrecy. It is hard to coduct war if you are surrounded by informers. These informers are not turncoats, they are helping protect ou communities. Actually making it more of a community. Way to go squealers!

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 6 months ago

"Albany Gang War In Progress?" was the topic on the State News broadcast this afternoon.

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Terry.Lewis 1 year, 6 months ago

Real or not, it is certainly hard to argue against the perception.

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 6 months ago

This too shall pass.......keep the faith!!

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MRKIA 1 year, 6 months ago

YEP, AS SOON AS ENOUGH GANGMEMBERS "PASS" AWAY.

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MRKIA 1 year, 6 months ago

ADVISE YOUR RELATIVES TO START TELLING.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 6 months ago

MRKIA, two excellent suggestions, my friend!

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VSU 1 year, 6 months ago

bubbasmith is the leader of the pigs feet mafia.

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whoz53 1 year, 6 months ago

A very intense situation at hand for the APD. It seems that Albany has become a shooting gallery for drive by shootings. These guys live fast, die quick and leave good corpses.

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Oldguy 1 year, 6 months ago

So they increase patrols in those neighborhoods. Thugs will simply move to another one, remember they have cars. There is crime over the entire city and not enough police to be everywhere all the time. I have no solution other than advising people to move away if they can. Really sad, I have lived in Albany and the area for 55 years and have seen it slowly degenerate into a crime ridden unsafe place to live and do business. My 2 cent.

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AuntieDee 1 year, 6 months ago

I agree Oldguy. There is no one isolated place for crime particiaption in Albany. Crime is all over this city.

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erudite 1 year, 6 months ago

Everybody get a gun. If you hear shots, shoot back. It doesn't matter if you are in the same vicinity, just start shooting.

The drive-bys need to be in Hidden lakes, Doublegate, Stuart Ave, anywhere in Lee County....just start shooting.

What the h3ll, right?

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