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Physical altercation leads to shooting

Hicks told officers he came into contract with 37-year-old Lavoski Canty, and after a brief exchange, the two got into a physical altercation which led to Canty being shot. / File


Albany police are investigating an aggravated assault after a man was shot in the left thigh.

Police say they responded to a call in the 400 block of Louis Avenue just before 1 a.m. Monday and made contact with Ashton Hicks.

Hicks told officers he came into contract with 37-year-old Lavoski Canty, and after a brief exchange, the two got into a physical altercation which led to Canty being shot.

Canty was treated at the scene by EMS and was taken to Phoebe Putney for further treatment.

The case remains open and under investigation.

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