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Arrests made in Walter Phelps shooting

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Albany Police have arrested three people in the shooting and armed robbery at P&P Garden Center and Hardware Store.

19-year-old Ezekiel James and 20-year-old Jamon Carter are charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and theft by receiving.

Gloria Davis, 46, is charged with evidence tampering. More arrests are expected.

67-year-old Walter Phelps, the owner of P&P Hardware on North Slappey, was shot around 8:00 am.

Police say Phelps had just opened his store so customers could pick up their fresh peas.

A man in his early 20's walked in to rob him and shot him in the stomach. As Phelps lay bleeding on the floor, another employee walked in.

The robber, still standing there with his gun, forced that employee to the floor, but didn't shoot him.  The robber left without getting any money.

Phelps, a former Lee County Commissioner, underwent surgery and was in fair condition.

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