House of Jazz murder still under investigation - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

House of Jazz murder still under investigation

January 5, 2002

Albany- Police have made no arrest in the murder of Xavier Clark Hines.

Police say Hines was standing in the rear of the House of Jazz night club, when he was shot several times in the chest and died at the scene, and the only thing that remains are flowers and candles in Hines' remembrance.

Lt. James Williams with the Albany Police Department says authorities believe drugs and money are involved in Hines' murder. Hines has been arrested on drug charges in the past.

The shooting is the latest in a long lines of violence at a handful of Albany night club. Topps Corner Bar owner, Melba Williams, had her alcohol license revoked because authorities say 437 calls were made in 2002 including shootings and aggravated assaults.

Williams', attorney Joe Vaknin, says his client is a target, and this recent murder outside the House of Jazz proves Topps Corner isn't the only bar having trouble. S

Vaknin and Williams argue many of the crimes happened outside her bar, as did Hines' murder at House of Jazz. He says Topp's location is to blame for many problems.

Vaknin says if city leaders and the police department don't help bars like Topps Corner and the House of Jazz, violence will continue to occur.

Posted at 5:30PM by Jocelyn.Maner@walb.com

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Valdosta man's murder conviction upheld

    Valdosta man's murder conviction upheld

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:58 AM EST2018-02-19 13:58:20 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 10:06 AM EST2018-02-19 15:06:54 GMT

    The Georgia Supreme Court issued a ruling Monday that upholds the 2011 conviction and life sentence for a Valdosta man.

    More >>

    The Georgia Supreme Court issued a ruling Monday that upholds the 2011 conviction and life sentence for a Valdosta man.

    More >>
  • PetSmart holds national adoption weekend for pets

    PetSmart holds national adoption weekend for pets

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:33 AM EST2018-02-19 05:33:47 GMT
    Nearly 40 animals were adopted out over the weekend at Petsmart. (Source: WALB)Nearly 40 animals were adopted out over the weekend at Petsmart. (Source: WALB)

    Dozens of animals in Southwest Georgia are curled up in new homes tonight.  That's thanks to PetSmart's National Adoption Weekend. Saturday three different Humane Societies from South Georgia brought pets looking for new homes to the Albany PetSmart. 

    More >>

    Dozens of animals in Southwest Georgia are curled up in new homes tonight.  That's thanks to PetSmart's National Adoption Weekend. Saturday three different Humane Societies from South Georgia brought pets looking for new homes to the Albany PetSmart. 

    More >>
  • Black history program honors history maker

    Black history program honors history maker

    Sunday, February 18 2018 11:55 PM EST2018-02-19 04:55:08 GMT
    Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers is the longest serving airman in U.S. history. (Source: WALB)Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers is the longest serving airman in U.S. history. (Source: WALB)

    "I'm always honored but more importantly I'm humbled that folks would honor me for doing the nation's business," said Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers. History-maker Major General Retired Alfred Flowers has been in South Georgia this weekend. 

    More >>

    "I'm always honored but more importantly I'm humbled that folks would honor me for doing the nation's business," said Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers. History-maker Major General Retired Alfred Flowers has been in South Georgia this weekend. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly