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Albany barber shot to death

ALBANY (WALB) – The search continues  for the gunman who shot and killed a man Wednesday afternoon outside a West Albany apartment complex.

35-year-old Melvin Green died shortly after arriving at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

"He used to cut my hair. He was good friend," said Avery Hodge.

Green, a free lance barber, was shot twice in broad daylight in the 2300 block of West Gordon Avenue.

"I saw police flying down West Gordon and I came outside to see what all the commotion was about. Somebody told me Melvo got shot. That's messed up," Hodge said.

Police found Green lying outside the Windover Apartments suffering from two gunshot wounds, at least one to the chest.

Crime scene techs placed 5 evidence markers on the ground. It's believed whoever shot Green did it with a revolver then took off running

Albany Police Assistant Chief Mark Scott said Green and the suspect were seen walking together at the complex, but did not speculate as to what the motive was in the shooting.

Police say the suspect jumped into a blue Ford Crown Victoria. That getaway car was found abandoned in the 2100 block of Colquitt Avenue. 57:28

"I'm surprised he got shot. I just seen him. For him to go down like that, it's tragic," said Hodge.

The shooter is described as a black man, who is heavy-set, about 5' 9", and wearing a white T-shirt.

Police questioned several witnesses at the Law Enforcement Center.

If you have any information about Melvin Green's murder call CrimeStoppers at 436-TIPS.

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