ALBANY — Police are investigating a shooting Tuesday morning on the 1100 block of Roosevelt Avenue. According to Albany Police spokeswoman Phyllis Banks, victims Arnetta J. Heath-Heard, 56, and Franklin Thomas, 65, were asleep in the residence when shortly before 4 a.m. an unidentified 24-year-old man broke in and attacked Thomas.
According to police, when Thomas called for help, Heath-Heard responded with a gun and shot the attacker in his right leg, after which she called 911 emergency while Thomas held the intruder for police.
The attacker was transported Dougherty County EMS to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital for medical treatment, police officials say. According to Banks, Thomas also was transported for treatment to a cut on his forehead.
Banks said no formal charges have yet been filed in connection with the incident.