ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The Albany Police Department (APD) is asking for help finding a kidnapping suspect.
Tristian Brown, who is wanted on several charges, is possibly in the Palmyra Road and 9th Avenue area.
Brown was shot in Worth County, according to both Albany and Worth County law enforcement agencies.
He is wearing a hospital gown and yellow socks and has tattoos on his back and an NFL tattoo on his face, according to APD.
Brown is wanted on kidnapping, armed robbery and forgery warrants.
APD provided the following statement Tuesday afternoon:
“Tristen Brown was transported to the hospital for further evaluation to be treated for injuries he sustained after being shot in Sylvester, GA, Sunday night. An APD investigator went to the hospital today (Tuesday) to conduct a follow-up after learning Brown had been moved from Sylvester to Albany. The officer spotted Brown walking across the parking lot and gave him the command to stop, but Brown fled the area. The officer later learned that Brown was discharged before officers were able to speak with him about warrants filed against him.”
Phoebe has confirmed Brown is no longer a patient at the hospital.
“The safety of our patients, employees and visitors is always Phoebe’s top priority, and we routinely work closely and cooperatively with law enforcement agencies as permitted by law. If a law enforcement agency is aware that a criminal suspect is being cared for in a hospital, it is up to that agency to decide whether to take custody of the suspect and provide guards for the length of the suspect’s hospital stay. No hospital is permitted to restrain a patient or keep a patient against his or her will simply because the patient may be a suspect in a crime,” Phoebe said in a statement.
Anyone who knows Brown’s whereabouts is asked to call (229) 431-2132.