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APD: 2 arrested after shooting to stop car from being repossessed

He is wanted by the Albany Police Department.
He is wanted by the Albany Police Department.(Source: Albany Police Department)
Published: May. 17, 2022 at 5:49 PM EDT
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ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Two people were arrested in connection to a Monday night shooting after trying to stop a vehicle from getting repoed, according to the Albany Police Department (APD).

The victim told police that in the 2700 block of Homewood Drive around 7:30 p.m., Ellie McDonald approached him and asked if she could get a car seat out of the vehicle, a Ford F-250 before he towed it away.

Police said Brandon Harrelson, 25, arrived at the scene of the repo when McDonald handed Harrelson a handgun, and he fired a shot in the victim’s direction.

Harrelson then tried to drive the truck off the repo tow truck, and after he was unsuccessful, he continued to fire more rounds at the victim, according to APD.

Police said he left the scene in a Chevrolet 1500.

No one was injured in the incident.

McDonald was taken to the Dougherty County Jail and was charged with a party to a crime of aggravated assault with a firearm. Harrelson has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault, cruelty to children in the third degree and possession of a firearm during the commission of or attempt to commit certain crimes. He is also in the Dougherty County Jail.

Anyone with information is asked to call Albany CrimeStoppers at (229) 436-TIPS.

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