Suspect In Custody Following Monday Afternoon Shooting In Jamestown

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JAMESTOWN – A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting Monday afternoon on Prendergast Avenue in Jamestown.

Jamestown Police say 27-year-old Jorge Medina-Tirando was taken into custody following the shooting at 834 Prendergast Ave.

Upon arrival to scene, officers learned that a male victim had been seriously injured after being shot twice and had been transported to UPMC Chautauqua in a private vehicle.

The male victim was later transferred to UPMC Hamot in Erie where he is currently undergoing surgery.

Investigators were able to locate Medina-Tirando at an address on Euclid Avenue in Jamestown.

The investigation revealed that the victim was on the porch of the location when an altercation ensured between several subjects.

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During the altercation, Medina-Tirando allegedly pulled out a pistol and fired several rounds, striking the victim twice.

Investigators later recover the loaded weapon in a wooded area near where the shooting occurred.

Medina-Tirando is being charged with first degree assault and second degree possession of a weapon with additional charges pending.

He is being held in Jamestown City Jail awaiting arraignment in the case.


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