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Man killed for $10

June 18, 2007

Albany -- An argument over ten dollars leads to gunfire and homicide in Albany. Shots were fired at 2:20 Monday morning at Georgian Mobile Home Estates on Cordele Road. Police found an Albany man shot to death, slumped over in the driver's seat of a van.

Many people have moved out of Georgian Mobile Home Estates after receiving eviction notices with Wal-Mart planning to build a new store on the property. Those left were shocked when a 23-year-old Albany man was shot and killed this morning.

"Most of the folks are moved out of the trailer park now so it's kind of like a ghost town and then for something like this to happen," said GA. Mobile Home Estates Resident King Jinks.

Just before 2:30 police were called to Lot 30. There they found 23-year-old Antonio Daniels, slumped over the driver's seat of a Pontiac Montana, shot once in the back of the neck.

"We heard like a loud bang, but you know didn't think anything of it," said Jinks.

According to the police report, Katheryn Avery owns the trailer and had been hanging out with friends when another car pulled up. Avery told police a man named Mott demanded the 10 dollars she owed him and then got out of the car with two other men. All three were armed with guns. Avery told police Mott said no one was leaving until he got his ten dollars. Avery told friends in the van to roll up the windows, she then ran behind a tree and heard the gunshot. Everyone scattered.

"It's always been bad with drugs over here, but never with people getting hurt like that," said  Jinks.

Police say investigators continue to interview witnesses and police haven't said which vehicle Daniels might have been in. Those moving out of Georgian Mobile Home Estates say the evictions may be a blessing in disguise. "We've been wanting to move out of here for a while and this has just kind of pushed us to get up and move out," Jinks said.

Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call Albany Police or Crimestoppers.

There have been no arrests in this case. Daniel's body was sent to the Moultrie crime lab for an autopsy.

This is the fifth murder in Albany within the past four months.


  • On March 14th, former paramedic Jack Camp was gunned down outside his east Albany apartment. Police say he interrupted a drug deal, and they arrested two suspects.
  • On April 23rd, 21-year old Demetrius Vicks was shot during a fight across the street from his Mulberry Avenue home. Two men are charged with his murder.
  • On April 28th, 64-year old George Ponder was killed in his home on Shirley Avenue in east Albany. His throat was slit, and police arrested his step-nephew.
  • Then on May 10th, 41-year old Terence Bowen, who moved here from North Carolina, was shot in the chest during the middle of the day, at the Albany Mall. His accused killer apparently knew Bowen and the two got into a fight outside Penney's.


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