JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – Formal charges have been filed in connection with a fatal drive-by shooting in Jamestown one week ago, with one suspect jailed and the other released from police custody due to the state’s bail reform law.
Investigators with the Jamestown Police Department first arrested 32-year-old Joseph Fontanez Walker and 22-year-old Kevin Roldan-Pantojas on Monday.
Officers said 35-year-old Jesus Batista Perez was killed, and another man hurt, during a drive-by shooting in the area of 850 Prendergast Avenue last Friday.
Black four door Toyota sedan, which officers located prior to their arrest, was identified as a suspect vehicle in this case.
Even though pair have not been directly charged in connection with the shooting, the Chautauqua County District Attorney did place formal charges against them.
Roldan-Pantojas was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a violent felony count, as well as tampering with physical evidence.
Meanwhile, Fontanez Walker faces was charged with a lesser count of criminal possession of a weapon and tampering with evidence.
While Roldan-Pantojas was held in Chautauqua County jail on $200,000, Fontanez Walker was released from custody because his charges did not qualify for bail.