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Victim's family wants funeral help

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This family picture of James Anderson is a couple of years old. This family picture of James Anderson is a couple of years old.

The family of an Albany boy who was shot and killed Friday morning is asking for the community's help to pay for his funeral. 

14-year-old James Anderson was shot in the back of the head in a duplex on Mercedes Drive. 18-year old Taiun Davis is charged with his murder.

He's also charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault in the holdup of a pizza delivery man Thursday night.

17-year-old Dontavious Calloway and 19-year Torand Howard are also charged in that case. Police are still looking for 20-year old James Tanner, and 26-year old Jacqueline Calloway is charged with theft by receiving for buying a stolen pizza.

Police have not said the motive for the murder, but relatives think Anderson was killed so he wouldn't tell about the robbery.

"Yea, it had been talk that he said he would tell, cause he knew. He had heard about it, and he was going to tell. But he wasn't involved," said Brenda Howard, the Victim's Aunt.

Anderson's family is asking for help to pay his funeral expenses. You can donate to the James Anderson Fund at Suntrust Banks. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:30 at New St. Stephens Baptist Church.

 

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