ALBANY, N.Y. – One man has been charged in the shooting death of his girlfriend on Thursday.
According to Albany Police, officers responded to Apartment #2 on 156 Lark Street for a report of the shooting around 12:40 a.m. Police officers located the victim, 33-year-old Charee Aiken-Maddox, inside her residence at that time. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Damien Zervos, 32, the boyfriend of Akins-Maddox, and has been charged with second-degree Murder in connection to the woman's death.
Zervos, from Guilderland, allegedly shot Akins-Maddox in the back of her head with a Saiga 223 Remington riffle. The weapon has been recovered.
According to police, Akins-Maddox had four children between the ages 5-19 who were home at the time of the incident, although they were unharmed.
Neighbors tell NEWS10 ABC that a couple recently moved into the apartment about two weeks ago.
Another neighbor said they heard a lot of yelling prior to the time police say the shooting happened.
Zervos was arraigned Thursday afternoon in Albany Police Court and remanded to the Albany County Jail. Police are still investigating the motive behind the shooting.
This is the second homicide in the City of Albany in the month of October.
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