UPDATE: Police release victim's name in deadly shooting

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Updated: 11/29/2011 6:08 pm
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Albany police are searching for the suspect in a deadly shooting early Tuesday morning in the city’s South End. Police canvassed the neighborhood and interviewed witnesses on Tuesday, but still there's no description of the suspect.

Police say 25-year-old Richard Gibbs was shot and killed while he was driving on Fourth Avenue.

“When officers got down there, they found the vehicle had hit a lamp pole at the intersection of South Pearl and Fourth,” said Albany Public Safety Spokesman James Miller.

Police say Gibbs was shot around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning as he was driving on Fourth AvenueHis vehicle then crashed through a porch and came to a rest after hitting a lamp post.

“There is no indication this was a random shooting, he was the specific target, we just don't have a lot more details right now,” Miller said.

Gibbs’ friends didn't want to talk on camera, but say he was a good man, just caught up in a bad situation.

This is the fourth shooting in the city since Friday, Nov. 25. and police are working to determine if any of them are connected.

“If there was some type of an argument, if there was a feud going on, or if it involved drugs or specific territories, those all play a factor,” Miller said. “You want to put an end to it because you don't want to see someone lose their life over something foolish.”

Police say Gibbs was shot in the upper body and treated at the scene.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday morning.

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