Ozzie Gardner Death – Investigators from the Albany Police Department are continuing their investigation into a killing that took place on Judson Street this morning. Around 12:42 a.m. on Monday, January 1, 2024, law enforcement personnel reacted to the vicinity of Judson Street and Second Street in response to reports of a shooting that had taken place there. In Albany, officers discovered 44-year-old Ozzie Gardner with gunshot wounds to his chest.
Immediately after arriving at the scene, emergency medical workers administered treatment to Gardner. He was then evacuated to Albany Medical Center Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The defendant and the victim got into a fight while they were both attending a party at a nearby property, which led to the incident. Both the victim and the suspect appeared to be familiar with one another.
At this time the investigation remains active and ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the Albany Police Detective Division at (518) 462-8039. As always, 100% anonymous tips may also be submitted online to Capital Region Crime Stoppers by visiting www.capitalregioncrimestoppers.com or by downloading the free P3 Tips mobile app.
Ozzie Gardner’s obituary and funeral arrangements will be released by the family at a later date.
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