Two Charged Following Overnight Shooting In Jamestown

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JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – Two men are in police custody following a reported shooting in Jamestown overnight.

Just before 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, officers with Jamestown Police responded to 810 Washington Street for a reported gunshot complaint. They detained a male suspect, identified as 35-year-old Joshua Hammer at the scene.

An Investigation revealed that Hammer allegedly fired one round from a handgun at an occupied vehicle that was parked in the driveway in front of the house.

After obtaining a search warrant on the residence, police say they recovered the handgun involved, as well as a set of brass knuckles.

Furthermore, 42-year-old Larry Whitehill Jr was arrested on a warrant out of Jamestown City Court.

Both were transported to the Jamestown City Jail where they are being held pending their arraignment.

Hammer is charged with reckless endangerment, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal possession of stolen property. In addition to his warrants, Whitehill is charged with being a fugitive from justice.

No injuries were reported as a result of the shooting incident.


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