Albany- A gun battle at an East Albany motel leaves two dead and two teens in jail. Police say four teens tried to rob a Carrollton man who was staying at the motel, but he pulled a gun, too. The shootout that followed left the Carrollton man and one of the robbers dead.
Two of the accused robbers are in jail and police are looking for the third. The motive, robbery. Why? that's what Albany Police want to know. By mid day they were still collecting evidence outside room 108 at the Motel Six where 27 year old Jeffery Brandon Todd and 17 year old Jimmy Teemer Junior were killed.
"We would assume that the target of the robbery would have been money, but we're still investigating that possibility," said Albany Police Chief James Younger.
It was around 11:00 Thursday night when police say 17 year old Teemer, 18 year old Lyndon Johnson, 17 year old Benjamin Revills and 19 year old Patrick Jackson approached Jeffery Todd at his motel room. Todd had recently moved to Albany looking for work. Now police want to know why the teens targeted Todd.
"That's an angle we're looking at and that may be possible, we're investigating that at this point," said Younger.
By this afternoon Johnson and Revills were in custody. 19 year old Patrick Jackson has yet to be arrested. It will take time for police to figure out who fired the fatal shot that killed Jeffery Todd.
"Answers have to be found forensically as to who fired and it's not necessarily clear that the deceased person at the scene killed Mr. Todd," said Assistant District Attorney Greg Edwards.
Because they all participated in the robbery, they're all facing murder charges.
"A robbery or an attempted robbery was the cause of this situation and a person died as a result," said Edwards.
Revills was arrested at an east side home not far from the motel. Johnson turned himself in. Police hope Patrick Jackson will do the same, but if you know where he is you're urged to call Albany Police.
Chief James Younger says, as a juvenile, Teemer was a suspect in another robbery. Motel Six closed the building containing 26 rooms where the shooting occurred. The rest of the motel remains open.