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Washington Street Shooting Incident on 7/24/15

The Jamestown Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that occurred just before 6 PM in the parking lot of Tops Markets located at 2000 Washington Street in Jamestown, NY.


Surveillance cameras have captured the vehicle in the attached photo leaving the scene. The vehicle shown drove up to the victim as he walked out of the store. The victim was then shot several times at close range.


The vehicle then left the parking lot after the shooting and traveled northbound on Washington Street toward Fluvanna Avenue.


The vehicle appears to be a Ford Focus.


Anyone who may have information on this incident or may know the location of the vehicle in this photo is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department at (716) 483-7537.




Local News Headlines

Former V-A Clinic Nurse sentenced in federal court...

A former nurse at the Veteran's Affairs Community-based Outpatient Clinic in Jamestown has been sentenced to one-year home detention in U-S District Court.  U-S Attorney William Hochul, Jr. also announced Friday that 47 year-old Samilyn Olson of Jamestown also received three years of supervised release from U-S District Court Judge Richard Arcara.  Hochul says Olson was convicted of conspiracy to distribute the pain-killer oxycodone.  Assistant U-S Attorney Timothy Lynch, who prosecuted the case, says -- on eight occasions between May and September 2010 -- Olson stole prescription forms from a nurse practitioner at the clinic.  Lynch says she then forged the nurse practitioner's name... and, wrote prescriptions for oxycodone.  The prescriptions were then filled by Olson or others at a local pharmacy in Jamestown... and, then distributed.  The Veteran Affairs office... Office of Inspector General, and the Jamestown Police Department were all involved in the investigation.

City police arrest two more people in 15th drug raid in past month...

Two more arrests have been made during the 15th drug raid in the city of Jamestown over the past month.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says it's part of the on-going investigation into narcotics and other drug trafficking in the area.  City police... along with JPD SWAT Team members... and, the state Police C-NET Team... raided an apartment at 846 Lafayette Street Friday morning... and, arrested 45 year-old Tyrone VanHook... and, 37 year-old Simeon Leeper.  Samuelson says VanHook was found with a quantity of crack cocaine... and, large amount of cash.  Leeper is accused of flushing a quantity of drugs down a toilet as the raid was taking place.  VanHook was arraigned on one court of Felony criminal possession of a controlled substance... and, sent to the county jail without bail.  Leeper was arraigned on charges of criminal tampering and obstruction... and, posted $15,000.

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