Mother Killed, Daughter Wounded In Albany Shooting

Thursday afternoon, Albany Police responded to a shooting. The caller reported a male subject had shot two females at a residence at 1105 SE Lafayette Street.

Officers responded to 1105 SE Lafayette and located two females who had been shot. The resident, 59-year old Mary A. Taylor, was found deceased in the living room. A second female and daughter of the deceased was 36-year old Lani M. Taylor of Albany. Lani Taylor suffered a gunshot wound to her left arm and was transported to an area hospital for treatment of her injuries.

A male suspect was located inside the residence, detained for questioning and later transported to the Albany Police Department. The suspect was identified as 38-year old Albany resident, Eric Rodriguez-Najar. Rodriguez-Najar and Lani Taylor have been in a long-term relationship.

Eric Rodriguez-Najar was arrested and lodged in the Linn County Jail for the following:

  • Murder
  • Assault in the First Degree
  • Unlawful Use of a Weapon  

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Albany Police Detective Unit at 541-917-7686.

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