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Three Killed In Albany, Troy Shootings

Aug 17, 2020
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Albany Police are now investigating two of three shootings on Monday as homicides. 

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Local police agencies continue to grapple with a summer of gun violence some say has been fueled by the pandemic.

Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins with Mayor Kathy Sheehan at police HQ.
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Albany Police have announced that a 17-year-old has been charged in connection with a homicide Wednesday on South Pearl Street, part of a recent escalation in violence

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Police in Albany are investigating a homicide that occurred Saturday night on North Lake Avenue.

Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins fields reporters' questions at police HQ.
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Albany’s mayor, police chief and common council members representing wards impacted by the violence held a press conference Friday at police headquarters to urge an end to a rash of shootings.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan speaking in front of City Hall.
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Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan has announced police reforms including the banning of choke holds and knee-on-neck holds by city officers. 

A man burns an American flag Saturday in Albany.
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On a day when protesters took to the streets in cities across the country, Albany Police — joined by New York State Troopers and Albany County sheriff’s deputies — used riot gear, dogs, gas and officers on horseback to try to disperse an angry crowd that swelled to hundreds outside the department’s South Station Saturday evening.

Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins speaks with reporters Tuesday.
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The Albany Police Department has moved to discipline officers over an incident on First Street in March 2019. Chief Eric Hawkins told WAMC Thursday the department has issued notices of discipline to eight officers. 

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan says the city is filing a nusiance complaint against a West Hill business at 36 Judson Street.
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After a fourth shooting death this year outside a corner store in the city, Albany officials are taking steps to close the business.

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Albany's fourth homicide of the year sent city officials knocking on residents’ doors.

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A Thanksgiving afternoon standoff between Albany police and an unidentified man ended peacefully.

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Albany police are investigating three separate shootings.

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information in the shooting Thursday that left a three-year-old boy injured in Albany…

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An off-duty Albany police officer who fatally shot a man who tried to rob him at a prostitute's home in Utica has resigned and pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired.

Club Pheonix in Albany hours after the fatal shooting of Joseph Davis
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A man who shot an Albany coach outside a Central Avenue nightclub has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan looks on as Police Chief Eric Hawkins addresses a crowd during the swearing-in of 19 police recruits at City Hall.
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Nineteen new police recruits were sworn in Thursday at Albany city hall. It’s an interesting time in the city, with a new police chief and continued stress between the police union and the mayor. Things may be improving.

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Albany police gave an update at headquarters Thursday on the shooting of a 19-year-old city man by police last month.

Police have closed Elk Street between Robin Street and North Lake Avenue and investigators are on the scene of a reported officer-involved shooting in Albany's West Hill neighborhood.  

Albany police are investigating a shooting that occurred early Sunday morning in the city's warehouse district.

The Albany Police Department is investigating two seperate shooting incidents that occurred early Sunday morning.

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Police are asking the public for information after a man was killed and another injured in Albany early Saturday.

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Albany police are investigating a fatal stabbing and an early morning shooting.

Albany's Acting Police Chief Robert Sears, left, speaking to reporters Thursday
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Albany Police on Thursday released details on two deaths Sunday that closed down portions of Erie Boulevard and Interstate 90.

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Albany police have released the identity of a body found Saturday morning in the Hudson River.

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The city of Albany will be taking community input as it looks to hire a new police chief.

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Police and school officials are conducting an active shooter training exercise tonight at Albany High School. 

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An Albany police officer has pleaded guilty to drunk driving and plans to resign from the force. Authorities say Shawn Dixon was intoxicated when he crashed his vehicle into a utility transformer near Park Avenue and Eagle Street in Albany around 5 a.m. on December 20.

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Albany police have identified the woman killed in a pedestrian crash last night on Washington Avenue as Ludmilla Vink of Albany. According to police, the 92-year-old was hit by a car near the intersection with Quail Street around 9 p.m. 

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An Albany police officer has been arrested and suspended following an early morning crash in Lincoln Park.

Police will be watching Albany High Monday after a melee forced the district to close the school Friday.

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