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      Arrests made after vehicles exchange gunfire in east Albany

      Richardson faces charges of aggravated assault, possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of cocaine, and possession of marijuana. / Dougherty County Jail

      Albany police have made four arrests after gunfire broke out between two vehicles yesterday in east Albany.

      Police say that around 1:25 p.m. Wednesday, a white Volvo 940 and white Chevrolet Impala were traveling west bound on East Oglethorpe Boulevard and that after turning onto Sands Drive, an officer patrolling the area noticed gunfire between the two vehicles.

      The officer started to follow the vehicles while additional officer came for backup and the two cars went in different directions.

      The Volvo and it's occupants, 25-year-old Javaar Williams and 23-year-old Steve Richardson turned into Wild Pines Apartments. There they left the car and asked 22-year-old Demetric Hollis as a hideout and he allowed them access.

      Police say that shortly afterwards, Hollis' wife returned home from work and demanded that Richardson and Williams leave the apartment.

      They left the apartment on foot and flagged down the driver of a red Hyundai Elantra.

      Traffic patrol later stopped the Elantra on East Oglethorpe Boulevard. With the two occupants taken into custody and transported to the Law Enforcement Center.

      While that was occurring, the white Impala driven by 20-year-old Ronntario Thompson was spotted at the Petro Gas Station.

      Thompson attempted to flee from officers, but was taken into custody.

      During the course of the investigation, a handgun and marijuana was recovered at the Wild Pines Apartments and cocaine during the Elantra traffic stop.

      Williams and Richardson both face charges of aggravated assault, possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of cocaine, and possession of marijuana.

      Thompson faces three charges of aggravated assault and obstruction of law enforcement.

      Hollis is facing one charge of hindering apprehension of a criminal and false statements in writing.

      Additional charges are pending and the investigation continues into this case.

      Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigation Bureau at (229) 431-3288. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call " Crime Stoppers" by dialing (229) 436-TIPS.

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