Jamestown Man Remanded To County Jail Without Bail In Sherman Shooting Death

SHERMAN – A Jamestown man will remain in Chautauqua County Jail without bail in connection with the Sunday morning shooting death of a Mayville man.

Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson confirmed to WNYNewsNow Friday morning that Julio E. Montanez, 25, appeared in Town of Sherman Court for a preliminary hearing in front of Judge Douglas Neal. Swanson said Montanez was held over for grand jury action, but couldn’t discuss specifics of the case.

Montanez, 25, is charged with first-degree manslaughter. Investigators alleged that Montanez shot and killed Justin M. Gibbons, 29, of Mayville, following a dispute in an alleyway near, 114 W. Main St., just after 1:30 a.m.

Gibbons was shot multiple times while he was attempting to flee the area in a vehicle, investigators said.

He was transported to Westfield Memorial Hospital by the Sherman Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance where he was later pronounced dead.

Swanson said he’ll be representing the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office. Montanez is being represented by the Chautauqua County Public Defender’s Office.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Chautauqua County District Attorney, the Chautauqua County Forensic Investigation Team, the Sherman Volunteer Fire Department, New York State Police and the Chautauqua County Coroners Office.


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