SINCLAIRVILLE, NY (WNY News Now) – Nearly a month ago, 18-year-old Joseph Misciagno was shot and killed following an altercation in the area of Park and Reed Streets in the village of Sinclairville. As of now, no arrests have been made.
The family of Misciagno are speaking out, demanding justice be brought to the person who shot Joe. So far, the family says they feel like authorities aren’t doing anything to bring any closure to the case.
“And we keep getting told by everybody ‘Oh, we’re close, we’re close’. I know who shot my son. He knows who shot him. And there’s several other people who, eyewitnesses, saw him do it,” explained Lisa Misciagno, Joe’s mother.
A recount of that fateful night by his mother, reveals it all started over an argument with one of Joe’s friends, after he discovered some of his belongings were missing.
“Some of Joe’s stuff went missing and he was mad about it when he came back from his dad’s. That’s what this argument started over, he just wanted his stuff back,” said Lisa, “He jumped out of the truck and confronted him about it and that’s when he was shot in the back. So then Joe got back in the truck, and he looked at John and he said ‘I’ve been shot’,”
The family believes that medical personnel were negligent when treating Joe.
“They just kept narcaning him, no one was listening that he’d been shot,” said Lisa Misciagno.
“Nothing is being done about it and I think that’s what hurts the most,” said Jade Stocks, Joe’s sister.
Joe is deeply missed by his family who are actively searching for answers.
“He’s gone, and he’s not gonna come back, and I want them to pay for what they did,” said Lisa Misciagno.
“I want everyone to see how much we’re hurting, and I want them to use that to get the person that did this to my brother and give him what he deserves,” said Stocks.
His family organized a GoFundMe page, in hopes of offering a monetary reward of $3,000 to motivate people to come forward with information that will lead to an arrest.
Sheriff Jim Quattrone tells us that his agency is still investigating, doing interviews and hope to make an arrest soon.
WNY News Now’s Justin Gould contributed to this report.