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Man Fatally Shot During Altercation At Father's Day BBQ

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Police say a man was shot and killed at a Father's Day barbecue in Albany. 

Forty-six-year-old Terrance Roberts was pronounced dead shortly after police responded to reports of gunshots Sunday afternoon in the South End. The Times Union reports that police say the shooting came after some sort of altercation at a barbecue attended by dozens of friends and family.

A person who said she was Roberts' niece told the paper that a fight broke out between the victim's wife and another woman, after which a gun was pulled and her uncle, who was "shielding" his spouse, was shot.

Police declined to provide details about potential suspects, saying the investigation is ongoing.

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Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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