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Victim of deadly Albany hotel shooting identified

Albany Police responded to the Quality Inn on North Westover Blvd. (Source: WALB) Albany Police responded to the Quality Inn on North Westover Blvd. (Source: WALB)
Police say an unidentified black man was shot. (Source: WALB) Police say an unidentified black man was shot. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany Police responded to the Quality Inn on North Westover Boulevard just before 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Dispatch received a call regarding a shooting at that location.

Police say Zemal Fuentes, 21, from Thomaston, GA, was shot, and EMS transported him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to police, investigators put out a lookout for a newer model white Chevy Impala.

It was found Sunday morning around 5 on the campus of ASU's East Campus thanks to a CrimeSTOPPERS tip.

Suspects are being developed.

Investigators are reviewing surveillance video from the scene.

Hotel guest Timothy Brown said he and his wife heard two, possibly three, gunshots outside their room.

"My wife and I went through a number of different emotions, from sympathy for the victim and the victim's family, to with there being an active shooter still out, being afraid," said Brown.

According to Brown, he and other guests were not allowed to leave the hotel for around two hours Saturday night. Brown said the hotel began letting people leave just before 9:30 p.m.

APD says Fuentes was visiting for ASU's homecoming.

If you have any information on this shooting death, call Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS.

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