Albany street adds new name to honor young murder victim

ALBANY – It’s been just over a year since 18-year-old Chyna Forney was killed on Essex Street in Albany.

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She was shot and killed in the middle of the day on May 3, 2021, and was not the intended target of the shooting.

Jahmere Manning and Alvin Foy were arrested in connection to the shooting. In Forney’s honor, the road where the shooting happened now bears her name.

The city of Albany unveiled Chyna Forney Way Tuesday evening.

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There is still a small memorial on the street, along with a mural of Forney. She is being remembered as having an infectious smile and bubbly personality.

Forney went to Albany Leadership Charter School for Girls. She ran track and was captain on the Tone Setters Step Team. She had plans to study nursing.

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Learn more about how community members hope this new street sign will help Forney’s legacy live on by watching the video of Jonathan Hunter’s story.