Albany Police Department investigating home invasion

The Albany Police Department is investigating a home invasion reported on Whispering Pines Road on Wednesday. (Special Photo)

ALBANY — The Albany Police Department has launched an investigation into a home invasion incident on Wednesday after a resident was grazed by a bullet.

Officers responded to an apartment on the 1400 block of Whispering Pines Road at 3:21 p.m. The victim reported an unknown tall slim man forced open the front door by kicking it in, ordering him to “give up what he had.”

“Once inside, the suspect demanded money at gunpoint,” Phyllis Banks, a spokeswoman for APD, said. “Having nothing to give up, the victim pleaded with the suspect not to shoot but he did anyway.

“The suspect fired a shot inside the apartment, which grazed the top of (the victim’s) head.”

Banks said the suspect fled the scene, possibly getting into a vehicle that appeared to look like a gray Chevrolet Equinox. The victim was treated at the scene by Dougherty County EMS and is fine, according to a news release by APD.

Banks said investigators responded to the scene. No suspect was in custody on Thursday.

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I'm a 2007 graduate of Georgia Southern University, and I've been a reporter for The Albany Herald since 2008. I cover news related to health care, Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany, SOWEGA Council on Aging and other areas as assigned.

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