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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

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