UPDATE (9:40 p.m. Thursday): The search continues into Thursday night for a person of interest involved in a homicide shooting that took place Thursday morning in Jamestown. Jamestown Police Capt. Robert Samuelson released a statement late Thursday afternoon, saying officers searched a home on Woodworth Ave. Thursday afternoon after Keith Robbins vehicle was spotted on the street earlier in the afternoon. The area was cordoned off and Jamestown police along with State Police checked several locations, but Robbins was not located.
Capt. Samuelson also said that police will not be releasing the name of the victim at this time. He said they will also not do any on camera interviews until the suspect is caught.
ANYONE who may know his whereabouts is asked to contact the Jamestown Police at 483-7537 or to call 911.
UPDATE (4:25 p.m. Thursday): Police have still been unable to locate the person of interest involved in this morning’s fatal shooting on prospect street. Other media outlets are reporting the SWAT team entered a home on Woodworth Ave. on the west side of town but the search of the property turned up nothing.
UPDATE (2:50 p.m. Thursday): Jamestown School Superintendent Tim Mains released the following statement:
“The lockdown in all Jamestown Public Schools established earlier today will be lifted for dismissal. While the homicide suspect has not yet been apprehended by the Jamestown Police Department, we believe he is most interested in hiding, so poses little danger to our students. Our interest is in getting our students from the safety of our schools to the safety of their homes as quickly and efficiently as possible.
“Today’s dismissal will occur at the usual times and follow our regular protocols. That said, know that if you wish to pick up your child from school you may do so, but will need to be patient as the schools verify the identity of those making an emergency pick up. Students are being allowed to call home to see if any special arrangements might be needed. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this temporary emergency.”
UPDATE (11: 55 a.m. Thursday): Police confirm that the shooting was a homicide. Name of victim not yet being released.
UPDATE (11:42 a.m. Thursday): According to Jamestown Police Captain Robert Samuelson, Officers form the JPD have located the vehicle (2004 Ford F-250) parked on the west side of Jamestown. Keith Robbins (pictured) is still at large and has NOT been located at this time. ANYONE who may know his whereabouts is asked to contact the Jamestown Police at 483-7537 or to call 911.
UPDATE (11:28 a.m. Thursday): Jamestown Police, Chautauqua County Sheriff Deputies and State Police are reportedly parked at the intersection of Fullerton and Woodworth Avenues on Jamestown’s west side, setting up a perimeter in that area. Possibly connected to manhunt.
UPDATE (11: 24 a.m. Thursday): Jamestown School Superintendent, Tim O. Mains, issues the following statement:
“All Jamestown Public Schools are currently in a lockdown due to a homicide suspect who is loose in the city of Jamestown and wanted by the Jamestown Police Department. When Jamestown Schools are in lockdown, no one is allowed to enter or exit any school building. Please understand that this lockdown is for the protection of JPS students and staff – to keep them safe inside of our schools. For the time being, no one will be allowed into our school buildings. We will advise as soon as the lockdown is lifted in the district.”
UPDATE (11 a.m. Thursday): Multiple reports on social media state that the shooting victim is female and that the shooting was fatal. The police, however, have not yet confirmed those reports. WRFA will not post the name of victim until confirmed by authorities.
ORIGINAL REPORT (10:22 a.m. Thursday): JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a person of interest who they believe may be involved in a shooting incident that occurred Thursday morning, Nov. 10 on Prospect Street at about 9:04 a.m.
Police are looking for 36 year-old Keith Robbins, who may be driving a 2004 Ford F250 Supercab. They say the vehicle was registered as Brown but eyewitness reports say the vehicle may be Tan, Silver or Gray. The vehicle was last seen on S. Main St. turning from the Prospect St. area. The vehicle’s license number is NY-31944JU.
Robbins is described as a white male, 5 feet-8 inches tall, and weighing about 175 pounds. He has hazel eyes and brown hair.
Anyone who may have seen Robbins or the vehicle is asked to call 911 immediately.
As a precaution, all schools in the area were placed on lock down.
No other details involving the shooting incident have been released, but are expected later Thursday.