A search helicopter, police, and EMS were all at P and P Garden and Hardware on Palmyra Road this morning. Police say the owner was injured during an attempted robbery. 67-year-old Walter Phelps was shot in the upper shoulder and is now in fair condition at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
Albany Police Public Information Officer Phyllis Whitley-Banks says they TMre working hard to catch the robber. Right now we are looking for the person that was described to us says Whitley-Banks. That was a black male, about 6 TM4, low haircut, armed with handgun chrome in color.
Police say it is undetermined whether he got away with anything. Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS or the Albany Police Department TMs Investigation Bureau at (299) 431-3288.