Albany Police Officer arrested in connection to hit and run crash

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ALBANY, NY (WRGB) An Albany police officer is facing charges in connection to a hit and run crash.

Investigators say around 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 4th officers responded to the area of West Lawrence Street and Myrtle Avenue.

Police say the victim told police that they were struck by another vehicle, and that vehicle had fled the scene.

That vehicle was located shortly after the crash.

Investigators have arrested Shawn Dixon, an Albany Police Officer.

Dixon was immediately suspended according to the Albany Police department, and he's charged with Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Auto Accident.

Police say Dixon scheduled to be arraigned in the Albany City Criminal Court on Friday, May 19, and currently remains suspended from the police department without pay for 30 days.

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