JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown man is charged following a shooting early this morning on East Seventh Street at Lincoln Street, according to the Jamestown Police Department.
Police say that the passenger of a red sedan fired several shots towards a home that was occupied by several adults and young children. Police say they were able to locate the vehicle at an address on Columbia Avenue.
Police add that the suspect, Stephon L. Thomas, 20, was inside the Columbia Avenue residence. Thomas was arrested and the occupants were able to exit the residence safely.
An executed search warrant resulted in the seizure of a loaded 9mm handgun. Thomas is charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and first-degree reckless endangerment.
Thomas is currently in Jamestown City Jail awaiting arraignment. Police say more charges are expected as the investigation continues.
Police say no one was hurt in this incident and this incident is believed to a targeted crime and not a random act of violence.
Investigators believe that this shooting is linked to a shooting incident from Sept.30, where multiple shots were fired in the area of 52 Bowen St. That investigation is also continuing and police say charges are pending in that case. Anyone who may have additional info on either shooting is asked to contact the Jamestown Police at 483-7537 or via the Anonymous Tips line at 483-Tips (8477). All Calls will be kept confidential.