ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The Albany Police Department (APD) is investigating a shooting that happened on the 1400 block of East Residence Avenue around 6:30 a.m. Sunday.
A 29-year-old man was approached by three black males with a handgun after leaving a residence where he gambled, and received winnings from, according to police.
An APD report identified the victim as Michael Antonio Joyner. Joyner told police his name and birthdate, but would not say who had shot him.
Medical staff gave police at least one bullet they recovered from Joyner’s body.
A witness at Phoebe told the investigating officer that he and the victim had been playing cards in a house on East Residence Avenue, about 4 a. m., and left about 6 a.m.
The witness told APD the two were walking to a car when a man came up behind them, and fired about eight shots from a gun. The criminal hit the victim with the gun after he collapsed from wounds.
The witness drove Joyner to the hospital.
APD’s report indicates that Joyner suffered three gunshots to the head, one to the leg, one to his arm, and a sixth wound to his shoulder.
APD investigators are actively working this brutal crime, and if you can help, call Crimestoppers at 436-TIPS, and you could earn a reward.