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Shooting suspect captured by S.W.A.T.

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  The Albany Metro SWAT team raided a north Albany home Wednesday night and hauled away a shooting suspect.

Officers said they had to be especially cautious with this arrest because their target had threatened to kill police.

Heavily armed SWAT officers arrested 34-year old Kawaski Bush on two outstanding warrants, and they expect to charge him with a shooting.

The SWAT team moved in on this house in the 700-block of 16th Avenue a around six o'clock.

"We have apprehended the suspect, his name is Kawaski Bush," said Capt. Jimmy Sexton, Dougherty County Police.

Dougherty County Police wanted to question Bush about a shooting in Putney Tuesday. Juan Antonio Pena is recovering after being shot during a robbery.

The drug unit tracked Bush to the 16th Avenue home. Investigators got a tip that Bush said he was not going back to jail.

"We also had information that he might shoot it out with the police," said Sexton.

A.D.D.U. agents waited and planned to arrest Bush if he came out of the home. Late Wednesday afternoon, they made the decision to go in after him.

"About 4 p.m. we decided we'd have to make our opportunity instead of waiting for something happen," said Major Bill Berry, A.D.D.U. Commander.

"All together there were two men, a female, and a child taken out, this team was ready and they did the job perfect today," said Capt. Tim Hanington, SWAT Commander.

Police said Bush was taken into custody without a fight.

 

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