Victims of aggravated assault speak out

Victims of aggravated assault speak out
Harvey was victim to a paintball shooting Saturday night. (Source: WALB)
J.D Chapman said he was hit with paintballs Saturday night, when he was outside of a gas station on Slappey Boulevard. (Source: WALB)
J.D Chapman said he was hit with paintballs Saturday night, when he was outside of a gas station on Slappey Boulevard. (Source: WALB)
Harvey said he was shot with a paintball once in the arm. (Source: WALB)
Harvey said he was shot with a paintball once in the arm. (Source: WALB)
This is the backside of the EZ Corner gas station on South Slappey Boulevard. (Source: WALB)
This is the backside of the EZ Corner gas station on South Slappey Boulevard. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Police Department is looking into two aggravated assaults, involving paintball guns, both in the same night.

The first incident happened around 10:15 Saturday night, and the second was 10 minutes later.

Saturday night was not the first time Harvey has taken this particular route home from work.

"I never go the same way because you never know who is picking up on your pattern," said Harvey.

This time, he decided to crossover South Jefferson Street.

He said a white Ford Explorer approached the red light.

"I'm very aware of my surroundings. You know, when I seen them pull up stop, ok not thinking, it's just a normal day, they waiting to cross," said Harvey.

What happens next he said will keep him from taking this route again.

"The driver was like 'Hey, what's up Unc', pop pop pop pop pop pop," said Harvey.

He told Albany Police that he was hit once in the arm.

When officers got to the scene, they noticed he was hit with a paintball.

"Just out the blue, and we can't control what just happens," he said.

Just 10 minutes later, police got another paintball report, several blocks away, on South Slappey Boulevard.

JD Chapman said he was outside the EZ Corner gas station.

He told police a white SUV came up behind him in the alley and began firing what he thought were bullets.

"Yeah when it first happened because of how it got to burning," said Chapman.

"It made me real angry, very angry and they think it's a joke, it's not a joke," said Chapman.

Both victims agree with everything happening in the world, you can never be too safe.

"There is enough trouble going on right now, besides that," said Chapman.

"It's just a wake-up call of what's going on in the city of Albany, and everybody should be very aware," said Harvey.

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