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Police: Tattoo parlor burglary may be connected to New Year's Eve shooting

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Still image from surveillance footage of the Alley Cat Elite Tattoo World burglary. Photo courtesy Albert Colden. Still image from surveillance footage of the Alley Cat Elite Tattoo World burglary. Photo courtesy Albert Colden.
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Police tell News Leader Nine a tattoo parlor burglary may be connected to a deadly shooting that took place at Courtesy Shuttle in Columbus, Ga. on New Year's Eve.

Albert Colden, known to many as "Alley Cat", is the owner of Alley Cat's Elite Tattoo World. He says someone broke into his business on the same day as the Courtesy Shuttle shooting, and stole some TV's.

Colden has surveillance footage of the burglary, and now warns that he is ready to protect his business from any further issues. "Get you some good locks. Get you some guns. Protect yourself, because that's the only thing people can do to protect themselves this day and age," he says.

Officers say 21-year-old Achievia Upshaw was killed by a worker at Courtesy Shuttle when she and a friend tried to rob the business. The other suspect was wounded and sent to Midtown Medical Center.

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