Update: Man killed in Friday morning Albany drive-by shooting identified

Published: Nov. 5, 2021 at 10:40 AM EDT|Updated: Nov. 5, 2021 at 5:56 PM EDT
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ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A homicide investigation is underway in Albany Friday morning, according to Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler.

The Albany Police Department (APD) said a drive-by shooting happened in the 600 block of West First Avenue near Madison Street.

The victim was identified as Montravious Gibson, 34, according to Fowler.

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APD responded to West First Avenue around 8 a.m. Friday morning. Police got a report that a man was found dead in a vehicle.

Fowler said Gibson died from multiple gunshot wounds.

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APD said although they didn’t get there until 8 a.m., police believe the shooting happened sometime between 3-4 a.m. on Friday. Police said that’s when neighbors in the area reported hearing gunshots.

“We’re still in the early stages of our investigation,” said Capt. Wendy Luster with the police department. “We believe that it was a drive-by shooting that caused him to possibly crash in the driveway of this neighborhood.”

The death caused bystanders to break through the crime scene tape.

People at the scene were emotional. When the body was being removed, people there charged the scene. People went under the crime scene tape and police had to block the scene.

Police said there are no suspects at this time.

‘Put the guns down’

Fowler said this was a senseless killing.

The coroner said he hopes people will put the guns down and stop the violence.

“I wish people would put the guns down. Now, I’ve got a person that goes into the grave that died, I’ve got another person going to be charged with murder, going to jail. It’s got to stop somewhere,” Fowler said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Albany Crimestoppers at (229) 436-TIPS or the Albany Police Department at (229) 431-2100.

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