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Shooting suspect nabbed during armed robbery attempt

November 1, 2007

Albany - A dangerous street gangster featured on WALB NEWS 10's Most Wanted is busted after trying to rob a restaurant with a sawed-off shotgun Wednesday night. 20-year old Kentrell Reed, charged with gunning down a teenager in September, was caught in the act of holding up Hardee's on East Oglethorpe around 10:30 PM. Two other men were arrested too.

He was one of the most wanted men sought by the Albany Police Department. 20 year old Kentrell Reed, A suspect in gunning down a Monroe High School student who was outside his grandmother's home on Gillespie Avenue on September 20th. Lt. James Williams said, "He was a top priority due to the fact he was involved in a shooting."

Neighbors we spoke to who live in the area of Gillespie Avenue and Elm Street where the shooting occurred say they're happy to hear of Reed's arrest, but they are too afraid of gang retaliation to speak about it.

Police say Reed is dangerous. They believe he not only participated in that shooting back in September, but say they nabbed him as he was trying to rob Hardee's on East Oglethorpe Boulevard around 10:30 Wednesday night.

In his possession... a sawed off shotgun. Williams said, "Anytime we have someone that is involved in a shooting we are cautious, all agencies to use caution in apprehending these individuals." Reed wasn't alone when he was caught. 18-year old Bobby Jackson and 20-year old Lamar Wade were also arrested, with charges pending.

Police say Reed and one of the men walked into the Hardee's and demanded money. The employee immediately tripped the alarm and locked himself in a back room. Fortunately, the Albany Police Department had extra officers out on patrol for Halloween and were able to quickly arrest the men as they walked out the door. "It's a big part," said Williams. "We have extra patrol, TACT, as well as uniform officers who sometimes stay over to work a lot of activities going on in the city and that's why we're beefing up patrol."

Now three men are behind bars, and your streets a little safer tonight. Reed is also charged in the shooting of Monroe High student Dearius Williams in September. Williams recovered from four gunshots wounds and is back in school.

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