UPDATE: Charges to be dismissed for 2nd person while another suspect’s charges get upgraded in Albany homicide

UPDATE: Charges to be dismissed for 2nd person while another suspect’s charges get upgraded in Albany homicide
All three were charged with murder. (Source: Albany Police Department)

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The Albany Police Department (APD) announced Thursday that a second person’s charges will be dismissed in the homicide of Brykia Washington, 21, and the aggravated assault of Ta’Tavious Hawkins, 27, while another suspect in the case is getting their charges upgraded.

A felony murder charge against Martae Wright, 24, was already dismissed in connection to the shooting incident that occurred on West Gordon Avenue last Tuesday. Wright turned himself in at the Law Enforcement Center that day.

Police anticipated dismissing the murder charge against Martae Wright.
Police anticipated dismissing the murder charge against Martae Wright. (Source: Albany Police Department)

Police said after Wright provided evidence of his whereabouts, investigators anticipated dismissing the felony murder charges against him. He is currently in jail for warrants unrelated to the homicide.

Dreshun Clark, 23, who also turned himself in, will have his felony murder charge dismissed as well, according to APD.

Police said his murder charge would be dismissed
Police said his murder charge would be dismissed (Source: Dougherty Co. Sheriff)

Three others were also charged in connection to the shooting:

  • Aukievah Thomas, 19.
  • Xavier McClain, 24.
  • Quintavious Hawkins, 21.

Thomas was originally charged with obstruction of a law enforcement officer. However, on Thursday, APD announced Thomas’ charge was upgraded to murder. McClain and Hawkins were already charged with murder on Aug. 1.

Police said it’s critical for people of interest to come forward and tell their side.

This is still an ongoing investigation.

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