Albany church offering $10k reward for info on high school senior’s homicide

Jonathan Hunter
Updated: May 04, 2021 11:31 PM
Created: May 04, 2021 07:11 PM

Victory Christian Church in Albany is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the murder of Chyna Forney.

The 18-year-old high school senior was gunned down on Essex Street Monday afternoon.

Forney had her whole life ahead of her. She was about to graduate from Albany Leadership Charter School for Girls. She had plans of going to college to study nursing.

School Principal Carina Cook sent NewsChannel 13 a statement that read in part:

"I, and many in our ALCS community, have had the privilege of watching Chyna grow and mature over the past four years. Her transition from a bright-eyed and fun-loving freshman to a young woman with focus and determination as she charted her future was exciting to watch. Chyna was also a talented athlete. She was a leader on our indoor and outdoor track teams and planned to continue her track and field career in college."

The shooting remains under investigation. Anyone with information can call the Albany Police Detective Division at (518) 462-8039, or submit an anonymous tip to Capital Region Crime Stoppers.


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