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An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
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Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A trial will soon get underway in Dougherty County for four men charged in a gang shootout outside Carver Pool. The suspects, all in their 20's, could face up to 35 years in prison if convicted.
One of the bullets fired outside Carver Pool on June 16th 2009 hit then 23-year-old Donald Winchester in the side.
Before the end of this week those involved with the shooting will likely sit in front of a judge and jury.
"Because of the nature of the case the jury is being interviewed in individual panels," said Greg Edwards, Dougherty County District Attorney.
Tchywaskie Jones, Brandon Taylor, and Dabkowski Luke are Southside Rattlers, Jerry Lee Harris Junior is a Crip. They are charged with aggravated assault and gang terrorism.
The pool was closing and children were leaving the area when gunfire erupted.
"Gun crimes and gangs are not tolerated here in Dougherty County," said Edwards.
His office wants to send a message to gang members, and let the community know people who commit these crimes will face jail time.
D.A. Edwards expects the trail to stretch into next week.
"We hope the jury will return a verdict that speaks the truth and justice can be served in this matter," said Edwards.
The Aggravated assault charge carries 20 years and the gang participation charge tacks on another 15 to be served consecutively.