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Suspect released in Brickhouse murder

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Late Tuesday night, 17-year-old Shacoby Seay surrendered to Albany police, was questioned, and released.

Albany city leaders admit they made a mistake by not shutting down a troubled business where a man was murdered Sunday. They say they are now working to put it out of business.

20-year-old LaSheldon Stanford was shot early Sunday outside Brick House Productions on Schilling Avenue. A year and a half ago, Code enforcement recommended the city revoke Brick House's business license. A hearing was postponed and never rescheduled.

"Sure we'll look back and see how this happened, and try to make sure that if something did go wrong, and we did make mistakes. Which it certainly appears on the surface, that we don't let that kind of thing happen again,"  said Albany Asst. City Manager Wes Smith.

Five people are in jail in connection with the case, but no one is charged with murder. JaCory Butts, Antonio Seay, and Shernard Smith are charged with aggravated assault for the fight police say led to the shooting.

Sean Frazier and Lawrence Stephens are being held for questioning.

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