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Officer responds to burglary, shots fired

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Staff Reports

Shots were fired early this morning when an Albany police officer found 19 year old Christopher Mathews trying to break into a Northwest Albany business.

APD officer Christopher Arline  responded to a call about an active alarm at the business.  When he arrived, he reportedly heard two loud noises coming from the vicinity of the Far Horizon’s Montessori school and allegedly saw Mathews walking away from the building.

Christopher Mathews, age 19, is charged with multiple crimes after he allegedly pointed a firearm at an Albany police officer

Officer Arline ordered Mathews to turn around, at which point Mathews is alleged to have pointed what appeared to be a pistol at Officer Arline.  Arline then fired three shots, and which point Mathews is reported to have dropped his weapon and laid down on the ground as Arline ordered.

What Officer Arline believed to be a gun was later identified as a .45 caliber pistol.  Mathews is currently facing various charges as a result of this incident.

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