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Two violent crimes connected to one man

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A day after an Albany teenager is shot to death, the man accused of killing him is in jail Saturday.

Albany Police arrested an 18-year-old man today who they say shot 14-year-old James Anderson in the head. But in a twist, investigators the gunman is also behind the armed robbery of a pizza delivery man who was shot at Thursday night.

Two violent crimes connected to one man. Police arrested 18-year-old Taiun Davis for the murder of 14 year old James Anderson.

The teen was gunned down Friday morning. But investigators have also linked Davis to the hold up a Pizza Hut delivery man.

"It was determined that there is a connection between the homicide and the armed robbery on Moultrie road," says Phyllis Banks, Albany Police Media Manager.

20-year old Willie Tift told officers three men robbed him at gunpoint Thursday night in the 600 block of Moultrie Road stealing money, 6 pizzas, and two boxes of chicken wings.

Tift said the men fired three shots at him as he drove away.

The murder investigation also lead to the arrest of Dontavius Calloway and his sister Jacqueline Calloway, in connection with the armed robbery.

According to the charges against Jacqueline Calloway, detectives believe she purchased stolen pizzas.

"Our detective believe that she purchased stolen items from the armed robbery that occurred on Moultrie road and then lied to our officers about it," says Banks.

Police are looking for two additional men wanted in connection with the armed robbery. Information they gathered during the homicide investigation.

"We further generated information regarding two additional suspects and that is Torand Jarod Howard and James Tanner Jr., both are currently wanted in connection with the armed robbery," says Banks.

Police will not release the motive behind the shooting death of the 7th grader only that he and Davis were in a bedroom of a Mercedes Street home when the fatal shot was fired.

"We do not want to release anything regarding the motive because we believe at this point any information released regarding the motive will compromise the case at this point," says Banks.

If you have any information on Torand Jarod Howard or James Tanner Jr., call crime stoppers at 436-Tips.

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