According to Jamestown Police Captain Robert Samuelson, officers responded to a call at 3:00 a.m. Tuesday morning at 188 Falconer St. on a report of a fight at the location. Upon arrival, police encountered three subjects who fired at the officers at the scene. Officers returned fire and it is believed one of the suspects was struck. No officer was reported as injured, but all three suspects were able to flee the scene and ran away from the residence.
As of 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, police were still looking for the suspects. They are described as three black males. the suspect who is believed to be shot is a black male with long dreadlocks. The suspect was wearing a red baggy shirt and is heavy set.
Since the incident took place, officers are searching the area of Falconer and E. Second Streets between Winsor and Buffalo Streets and are using K-9 units to assist with the search. Police also conducted vehicle stops during the initial phase of the search. Air 1 from the Eric County Sheriff’s Department is also on the scene assisting.
Anyone with information into the incident is asked to call the Jamestown Police Department at 483-7531 or dial 911 if they know the location of any of the suspects.
City police are being assisted by the New York State Police, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, the Erie County Sheriff’s office and the Town of Ellicott Police.