Police identify man killed in Albany shooting

(Photo Credit: Lauren Linder, NEWS10 ABC)

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Albany Police are still conducting a homicide investigation on Sherman Street, where a man was shot and killed early Sunday afternoon.

At approximately 12:50 p.m., officers responded to a report of shots fired on Lexington Avenue and Sherman Street.

“When the officers arrived on the scene they learned that a shooting incident had taken place in that area,” said Steve Smith, Albany Police public information officer.

James Hines, 27, of Troy, was shot at corner of Lexington Avenue and Sherman Street inside a building, then found dead on the 200 block of Elk Street. Gunshot wounds were sustained to the torso and he was pronounced dead.

“Right now it’s just an ongoing investigation,” Smith said.

A local resident, Charles Decker, heard  four pops in the middle of the day, not knowing what to make of it.

“I was sitting right there and I’m like what, what’s going on,?” said Decker. “When the cops come you know what’s happening.”

The shooter remains at large, as officers are talking to witnesses in an attempt to find any surveillance video to help them identify a suspect.

“The one thing we do know is that no matter what this incident was over whether it was a dispute or whatever that nobody deserves to lose their life,” Smith said.

“It’s hard especially being young and getting hurt like that and just gone for no reason,” Decker said.

Decker hopes this serves as a reminder that people keep their eyes and ears open at all times.

“Just today is a wake-up call like watch what you do, watch what who you see and that’s it,” Decker said.

“We all need to work together to ensure that the community remains safe, and that people can talk to us to and come forward with information so we can ostracize you know these people who resort to violence from our neighborhoods,” Smith said.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Albany Police Detective Division at 518-462-8039. However, they do not believe that citizens are in further danger.

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