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Albany police respond to incidents on New Year's Day

A shooting at a residence and a fight mark first day of 2014 in Albany

Photo by J.D. Sumner

Photo by J.D. Sumner

ALBANY — An early Wednesday morning report by residents brought a visit by the Albany Police Department to investigate a bullet fired throught their apartment door, officials say.

The investigating officer stated in his report that he responded to the 900 block of Lippitt Avenue about 12:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day. The officer said Diane Roberts told him she was visiting her sister, Linda Merritt, and was sleeping on a chair in the living room when the bullet entered through the front door.

Police officials photographed the damaged front door, the officer stated in his report, and collected the bullet as evidence. Officials said Thursday there were no identified suspects in the investigation.

In a separate case, APD officers responded to the 900 block of Easeman Drive in reference to a fight in progress.

The police report states that around 11:53 p.m on Wednesday, officers observed a woman identified as Mary Toomer “swing” at another woman, Parsha Toomer. Porsha Toomer told police there had been an earlier fight between two men, which resulted in (the men’s) children trying to break up the altercation.

An unidentified bystander told police that a group of women tried to pull the children away from the men, officials say. Mary Toomer had accused Porsha Toomer of “grabbing” one of her children, Porsha Toomer told police.

Mary Toomer was charged with disorderly conduct for her actions against Porsha Toomer, the report states. Another woman, identified as Angela Toomer, was cut on a wrist during the fight, the report states, by an unidentified attacker.

The incident remained under investigation Thursday, police officials said.