West Oglethorpe Blvd. shooting suspect apprehended
Mon, 03 Feb 2014 07:43:46 GMT —
Albany police have apprehended a suspect in an overnight shooting that injured four people in the 100 block of West Oglethorpe Boulevard.
Police took the suspect into custody shortly before 8:00 a.m. in the 300 block of Clark Avenue.
The man has been identified as 35-year-old Gamba Brown and he has been charged with four counts of aggravated assault, and one count each of terroristic threats and acts, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The victims are being identified by authorities as 20-year-old Javarus Thomas, 22-year-old Travis Bradford, 21-year-old Angelique Stokes, and 21-year-old Sharnelle Sewer.
At this time, none of the sustained injuries appear to be life-threatening according to police.
According to the victims, they became involved in a verbal altercation with the suspect while at an Albany nightclub. At some point, the altercation turned physical between Thomas and the suspect and after they left the club, the argument continued.
The victims stated that they got into their vehicle and traveled west on West Oglethorpe Boulevard. A gray Mercedes Benz drove up next to them and began shooting into their vehicle. The victim crashed his vehicle into the DEFACS building. The suspect fled the scene but subsequently crashed his vehicle on Broadway Court and fled on foot.