Man shot to death in Albany homicide identified, suspect wanted for murder

Man shot to death in Albany homicide identified, suspect wanted for murder
Published: Nov. 30, 2022 at 11:13 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 30, 2022 at 6:59 PM EST
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ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - An investigation is underway after a man was shot to death in Albany, according to the Albany Police Department (APD).

It happened in the 1000 block of University Street, just before 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
It happened in the 1000 block of University Street, just before 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday.(Source: WALB)

It happened in the 1000 block of University Street, just before 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

The victim was identified as Leon Bradley Douglas, Jr., 42, according to Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler.

Police said the suspected shooter left the scene before police arrived.

Gregory Bernard Williams, Jr., 35, is wanted in connection to the shooting. Williams is wanted on murder, home invasion, aggravated assault and firearm possession charges.

Williams is described as 6′05″ and weighs 171 pounds. Police said he is considered armed and dangerous, as he has an extensive criminal record.

At the scene, there were lots of people outside watching the aftermath of that deadly shooting along University Street.

The scene was very chaotic. At one point, police were across the street at an apartment complex going into each one.

Police told WALB they were trying to find Williams.

“At that point, they did canvas the area and did an investigation,” Sgt. Darryl Jones with the Albany Police Department said. “Throughout the investigation, they developed a suspect in reference to this incident. Gregory Williams Jr. at this point, the motive is unknown. Mr. Williams is still at large. And we ask that anybody who comes into contact with Mr. Williams, do not try to approach him.”

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