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      Albany man arrested for firing on police

      Johnson faces 10 charges of aggravated assault against a law officer on duty, possession of a knife during the commission of a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. / Dougherty County Jail


      Albany police have arrested a man after a call was made in reference to a firearm being discharged and firing upon officers.

      Police officials say that officers responded last Saturday to the 300 block of 6th Avenue to a call that Timothy Johnson had a flashlight and gun, then proceed to fire five shots and said he wanted to shoot someone.

      After arriving and trying to make contact with Johnson, they saw him standing on the back porch with a flashlight and went into the residence.

      Officers knocked on the door and told Johnson to come outside and talk to officers.

      Johnson told officers he refused to talk or come outside.

      After that, the SWAT team along with additional units was called in to help secure the perimeter.

      Johnson then fired several shots in the direction of officers once the SWAT team made entry into the home.

      Police add that once Johnson was given commands after the entry, he walked out of the residence with his wife and was taken into custody.

      Johnson faces 10 charges of aggravated assault against a law officer on duty, possession of a knife during the commission of a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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