Update: Victim identified in early Monday morning Albany fatal shooting

Updated: Jul. 13, 2020 at 10:53 AM EDT
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ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The Albany Police Department (APD) is investigating the shooting death of a man that happened in the 2100 block of Tompkins Avenue.

Jaime Maccou, 30, was identified as the victim, according to APD.

Police said the incident happened shortly before 5:30 a.m.

The incident:

Police were sent to a call about an entering auto in progress. While investigating, police learned the victim chased the entering auto suspects, according to a narrative provided by APD.

While on the way to the scene, police were told of reports of gunshots in the area. Police were also told the victim did not come back from chasing the suspects. Police searched the area and found the victim on Tompkins Avenue.

Police said there are no suspects at this time.

“It’s sad. My condolences go out to the families because there’s another person whose going to the grave and another person whose going to wind up going to jail,” Michael Fowler, Dougherty County coroner, said. “It just doesn’t make sense.”

Fowler said he’s seen a rise in shooting deaths since the state started to reopen.

The coroner said this is the ninth death in Albany-Dougherty County this year.

Fowler also said the autopsy will be done Tuesday.

This is a developing story and we will update as more information becomes available.

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