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May 14, 2007
Albany- It was the quick action and observant eye of a rookie Albany Police Officer on her way to work that caught the gunman in that Albany Mall shooting so quickly.
Officer Brandi Chester had been at the mall Thursday and was on her way to work. Chester was already dressed in her uniform but was in her personal car and had just pulled out of the JC Penney parking lot when she noticed something suspicious.
Chester saw a man running through the mall parking lot. It made Officer Chester turn on her radio.
"I saw him jump the guard rail so I turned my police radio on because usually when someone's running it's not a physical fitness area so it looked suspicious so I just turned my radio on to see if there was any traffic and continued. I watched him where he ran behind the car wash and continued to turn east onto Westover just going to work. About 20 seconds, 30 seconds later after I turned onto Westover an alert tone came out which is communications way to let us know something serious had happened," said Officer Brandi Chester.
At that point Chester heard about the shooting at the mall and turned around to find the man, while giving dispatchers his description.
Chester found 24-year-old Quantravious Upshaw in the car wash office got his story while another unit was dispatched and made the arrest.
Chester was commended for her actions. The Albany Police Department has a Take Home policy for cars to increase officer visibility, but that policy is for the rank of Corporal and above.