Collins man charged in manslaughter death of Gowanda man

Brandon White

BUFFALO — A 32-year-old Collins man has been charged with first-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of a Gowanda man.

Erie County Sheriff Timonthy Howard announced the arrest of Brandon White this afternoon after the incident at Spring Wood Trailer Park on Bagdad Road around 7:40 p.m. Wednesday. The victim was Anthony Chipman, 46, of Gowanda.

Deputies arrived at the scene due to reports of shots being fired. Upon arrival, the deputy observed a male subject in the doorway of the dwelling and shouted police commands for the individual to exit the residence. White was taken into custody.

The deputy and a trooper entered the residence and found the victim inside and unresponsive. EMS personnel from Gowanda Ambulance Service evaluated the victim and, Chipman was pronounced dead at the scene. The scene was secured and turned over to detectives and Crime Scene Investigation personnel.

White is being held at the Erie County Holding Center pending his arraignment.

A gun was located near the scene and is being evaluated to determine if it is the same gun used in the shooting.

The medical examiner’s office has ruled a gunshot as the cause of death and the manner of death as a homicide. The Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation of this incident.