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Police arrest young crime victim

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany Police arrested an 11-year old boy who fired a .357 Magnum to defend himself against an armed invader at his home on Tremont Avenue Wednesday. The cops refused to talk to us about it Friday, but they issued a statement indicating his arrest wasn't directly related to the home invasion.

Investigators charged him with possession of a firearm by a person under 18. The statement says the arrest is related to an incident two weeks ago, but they won't give us any details.

Police also charged the boy's father, 54-year-old Jimmy Dixon, with possession of a firearm with an altered i.d. They say he was keeping the gun at his house for another man, and the serial number was scratched off. Thursday night, Police arrested the 15-year old suspected home invader. He's charged with burglary, aggravated assault, and gang participation.

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