JAMESTOWN – Two men are facing charges following a shooting in Jamestown on Saturday.
The Jamestown Police Department was dispatched around 2:49 a.m. to 518 North Main Street for a gunshot complaint.
When officers arrived on scene, they found three people fleeing the scene. Following a short chase police said 19-year-old Xavier Romos and 21-year-old Stephon Thomas were arrested.
Officers allegedly found a .45 caliber revolver in Thomas’ backpack. Following a search of the area, and with help from the Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, police located a 9mm pistol with a 30 round high-capacity magazine loaded with 10 rounds of ammo.
Police say that Romas was involved in a dispute when he allegedly fired four rounds at a victim with the 9mm pistol. Officers say that Romas threw the weapon in a wooded area in hopes that they would not find it.
While it is believed that Thomas did not discharge his weapon, he is prohibited from owning the gun.
Both men are charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon while Romas is additionally charged with first-degree reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of a large capacity feeding device.