DUNKIRK – New York State Police and the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office are treating a June 11 death as a homicide.
Chautauqua County District Attorney Jason Schmidt tells WNY News Now that the victim is 41-year-old Andrew Garner.
Troopers from the State Police Barracks in Fredonia responded to a welfare check on State Route 5 in the Town of Dunkirk just after 2:30 a.m. Friday.
They say a male subject, later identified as Garner, was found dead at the scene.
“There’s no question this is a homicide,” Schmidt said. The District Attorney, however, did not provide specifics when asked why his office and State Police determined the shooting was a homicide.
The Bureau of Criminal Investigation and state police forensic identification unit are now actively investigating this incident.
Any information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the NYSP at 716-679-1520.