Albany police report fatal shooting, armed robbery

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24 Nov. – ALBANY – Albany police this week reported a fatal shooting and armed robbery as gun violence continues to plague the city.

A press release from the Albany Police Department said Larry Calloway, 39, of Albany was found with multiple gunshot wounds and pronounced dead at the scene, the 800 block of Seventh Ave., when police responded to a reported shooting at around 12:34 a.m. Wednesday.

Investigators are asking nearby residents with surveillance footage to contact them as this incident is still under investigation.

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A person who called police around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday said he was the victim of an armed robbery at his residence at the 500 block of Flint Ave. The victim said he suspects David Sweat, 24, Joshua Hutto, 39, and an unidentified woman in his apartment.

Once in the apartment, the victim said he was asked by the suspects why he kept calling the police about a wanted person. The victim said Sweat pointed a shotgun at him and demanded his wallet, cell phone and car keys.

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The victim said Sweat threatened to shoot him, but the gun jammed. All three suspects left the apartment and attempted to take the victim’s car with them. The victim was able to leave the home without further incident.

The suspects were seen on video surveillance leaving the scene in a white Toyota Camry.

During the investigation, officers were able to locate and identify the third suspect as Linda Presson, aka Lexi Suggs. After being interviewed, Hutto was charged with armed robbery and running into a car. Sweat and Presson were charged with armed robbery. All three suspects were transferred to the Dougherty County Jail.

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Anyone with any information regarding these incidents can contact the Albany Police Department at (229) 431-2100 or Crimestoppers at (229) 436-TIPS.

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