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Mall murder shatters quiet afternoon
May 10, 2007

Albany -- A murder at the Albany Mall this afternoon. A man was shot and killed outside the west entrance to JC Penney's. It happened at 1:30. Moments later, police took a man into custody behind the mall at the Touch Free carwash on Westover Road.

Police won't tell us anything, but witnesses are offering information.

WALB News 10 talked with the sister of the shooter. She says her brother was coming out of the mall and was jumped by two men who tried to rob him. She says he shot and killed one of them and the other one ran off. She also says the one who ran off was picked up moments later at that car wash.

Police have NOT confirmed this, but apparently that's what the is telling them.

WALB News 10 has several crews on the scene and we will keep you updated throughout the afternoon.
Just heard about it

Word on the street right now is that the guy who shot the "robbers" was the one who ran off after the shooting, nothing confirmed yet.
 

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May 10, 2007

Albany -- A man was gunned down just outside an entrance to J. C. Penney. A young black man was shot in the chest and killed on the sidewalk outside the west entrance to Penney's at 1:30 this afternoon.

Moments later, another man was taken into custody. He was across the street from Penney's at the Westover Car Wash.

As shoppers watched in horror, police roped off the area with crime scene tape, covered the dead man with a sheet and 50 minutes later, paramedics put him inside a body bag and into an ambulance. Firefighters then washed blood off the sidewalk outside Penney's.

Now there's a lot we don't know about this shooting. Was it a robbery? Did the two men know each other? Albany Police refuse to answer any of those questions. Because police aren't talking, there's all kinds of speculation about just what happened. Some say it was an attempted robbery, others say the two men knew each other.

It was around 1:45 Thursday afternoon when the Albany Mall parking lot near a west entrance to JC Penney turned chaotic. APD Lt. Kenn Singleton says, "From the preliminaries that we have right now, supposedly there were two individuals involved, one person was shot."

A man believed to be the shooter apparently jumped into a white Cadillac and rode across the street behind the mall to the Westover Car Wash. Moments later, he was taken into police custody.

Dougherty County Assistant District Attorney Greg Edwards told us, "My understanding is that the officer was able to catch him very quickly." Was it a foot chase? "There was a foot chase."

"Right now we do have the possible shooter in custody," Singleton said.

Inside the glove box of that White Cadillac, police found a 9 millimeter pistol with a spent shell casing. Police also searched garbage cans at the car wash and were holding a book as evidence.

But just what happened outside the Penney's entrance is unclear.

"It's too early to tell whether there was any gang involvement, but there has been some indication that these individuals knew each other that's the preliminary indication we have right now," Edwards said.

They're also trying to determine whether more people might be involved.

"At this point in time all we know is two individuals were involved in it right now it could be more persons but we're not sure right now like I said we're still trying to iron out all the facts," Singleton said.

Witnesses describe the shooting victim as a light skinned young black man. They say he was shot in the chest, a great deal of blood on his shirt tremendous amount of blood around him.

Before today's mall shooting, there had been three murders in Albany this year. Albany Police have arrested suspects in all of them.

* On March 14th, former paramedic Jack Camp was gunned down outside his east Albany apartment. Police say he interrupted a drug deal. They arrested two suspects.

* On April 23rd, 21-year old Demetrius Vicks was shot during a fight across the street from his Mulberry Avenue home. Two men are charged with his murder.

* And on April 28th, 64-year old George Ponder was killed in his home on Shirley Avenue in east Albany. His throat was slit. Police arrested his step-nephew.
 

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Rammstein said:
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It's all good. I used your pistol....
Good thing it is a throw away pistol anyways! :D

sorry slab :)
Good one Ramm. :rotfl:
 

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Rammstein said:
USMC - Retired said:
It's all good. I used your pistol....
Good thing it is a throw away pistol anyways! :D

sorry slab :)
Na, it's not a glock... it's a keeper
 

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Not to good, 11 people on the table= no cards.

That and I was playing aggressive, didn't want to be there too late. Might go tonight or Sat.
 
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