Father's Day barbeque continues year after fatal Albany shooting

June 16, 2018 06:09 PM

ALBANY – Tomorrow marks a tragic anniversary. A traditional Father's Day picnic in Albany's South End turned deadly on Father’s Day 2017.

Richard Duckett chased down and fatally shot Terrance Roberts. It started as an argument over a "juice box." Duckett is serving a prison sentence.

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Tomorrow afternoon, neighborhood residents plus the leaders of both the Walls Temple AME Zion Church and First Presbyterian Church will be among those returning to that parking lot. They want to keep the tradition of the "Father's Day" barbeque going.

“It's just a day of healing, optimism, hope and celebration and honor of the person who lost his life, who was a very impactful person to the community and very well loved and very well liked,” said Rev. Alphonso Meadows, Jr. of Walls Temple.

Organizers expect to have five grills running with everything from meat to mac-and-cheese.


John Craig

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