Update: Second victim dies in overnight Albany shootings

A third unrelated shooting also under investigation

Update: Suspect in custody in connection to 2 overnight Albany shootings

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The Albany Police Department (APD) is currently investigating three shootings that happened overnight and a suspect in connection to two of the shootings is now in custody.

Just after midnight on Friday, near a motel in the 800 block of West Highland Avenue, 59-year-old Daniel Bonham was found shot. He was listed in critical condition about 5 a.m. Friday morning.

At a 9:30 a.m. press conference, APD officials said he was still being treated at Phoebe.

Friday evening, however, Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler said Bonham was pronounced dead around 7:40 p.m.

Motel surveillance shows a man walking out of a room with a long gun.
Motel surveillance shows a man walking out of a room with a long gun. (Source: WALB)

A few minutes and five miles away, in the 3100 block of Walterboro Lane, Alicia Gwendolyn McMillan, 53, was found deceased.

APD was looking for John McMillan, her estranged husband, on murder warrants in connection to her death.

APD said John was also the suspect in the West Highland incident. Police said John was friends with Bonham.

John was taken into custody and was being held in the Tift County Jail. He has since been transferred and is now being held in the Dougherty County Jail.

APD officials said John has addresses in Lee and Sumter counties and is a traveling technician.

A family member said that his grandmother, who was also at the house, was taken to the hospital for evaluation because she experienced something traumatic, according to an APD spokesperson. He said that his mother was found dead.

The Dougherty County Jail said that John is being held on two murder warrants.


A third shooting:

About 3:45 a.m. Friday morning, there was a third shooting at 120 block of West Oglethorpe Boulevard at the Waffle House. APD said a 39-year-old Black man was shot in the leg.

APD said there was a confrontation at the restaurant and when people started to leave, shots were fired and one person was hit in the leg.

“It appears there was some type of confrontation that occured in the Waffle House and as people were leaving. The suspect came outside and started firing into the crown and hit one subject in the leg.” said Chief Michael Persley.

Police said they are working to identify a suspect.

If you have any information on any of the shootings, you could earn a reward from Albany Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS, and you can remain anonymous.

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