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Albany County DA voices concern over recent wave of violence in city

July 20, 2018 05:31 PM

An Albany man was arraigned in connection with a homicide that happened last month. Shaquille Moore was indicted by a grand jury on murder charges. After recent violence in the city of Albany, the county district attorney is speaking out.

There have been 13 shootings in the past several weeks. The district attorney says you can add cops to the streets, increase cameras and shut down stores early. However, none of it matters without the help of the community.

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Soares says the cases where there have been arrests – like Moore's indictment and arraignment, happened because of witness support. He says if you have information or are fearing for your safety or family's safety, there is protection that his office can provide.

"One of the things that we're also seeing that I will tell you is of concern to me is that an individual can be shot in the presence of 25 people and yet, no one knows or sees anything," he explained.

Soares is concerned for the victims in all these cases. He says his biggest concern is victims who are out there unknowingly, like when a bullet goes astray and shoots someone accidentally.

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