Police locate person wanted for questioning in deadly Dollar General armed robbery

Published: Oct. 13, 2017 at 4:58 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 14, 2017 at 11:22 AM EDT
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Javis Walker (Source: Albany Police Department)
Javis Walker (Source: Albany Police Department)
The Albany Police Department responded to a shooting at Dollar General Friday afternoon....
The Albany Police Department responded to a shooting at Dollar General Friday afternoon. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany police have located the man they want for questioning in a deadly armed robbery.

Charles Daniel Stroud, 18, was picked up by Lee County Deputies this morning and brought in for questioning around 4:00 a.m. Saturday.

Stroud was interviewed by APD Robbery/Homicide detectives but has been released at this time.

Albany police said Javis Walker, 31, was killed when two men robbed the Dollar General in the 1900 block of East Oglethorpe Boulevard after 12 p.m. Friday.

Walker is being considered a hero for the actions he took during an armed robbery that claimed his life.

Albany Police say Walker entered the Dollar General on East Oglethorpe Boulevard yesterday and saw what was taking place then attempted to stop the robbery.

Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler said that Walker's body will be autopsied on Monday at the GBI Crime Lab in Macon.

"Even though we know historically crimes will happen here in Albany Georgia during certain times of the year, anytime that we have a crime of violence not only does it shock the police department, it definitely shocks the community," said Albany Police Chief Michael Persley.

"It's already bad as it is, then it's Albany State's Homecoming, and then some getting killed at Dollar General. It's sad. And the man was riding a bicycle. That's so sad," said Bertha Taylor, who heard the shots.

Albany police located the vehicle involved in the deadly armed robbery, but the suspects are still at large.

According to a Dougherty County Police report, officers found the vehicle abandoned just before 4:30 p.m. and turned it over to the Albany Police Department.

Police are looking for two males between 5'6'' and 5'11''.

One is wearing a white T-shirt and red shorts. The other is wearing a dark shirt and gray sweatpants.

GSP aerial support was brought in to assist with the search for the suspects.

Police said Stroud is wanted for questioning and that anyone who has any information on his whereabouts or this shooting is urged to contact Albany Police Department investigators.

"In spite of this though, we still want the public to know you can carry on with the activities you were doing this weekend," said Persley.

APD is asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers or the Albany Police Department.

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