Shooting in Jamestown leads to charges

Chris Freeney

Public safety cameras located within the city of Jamestown reportedly helped police track down a city man who allegedly fired several rounds into a car with people inside.

No one was injured in the shooting, which took place about 8:15 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Newland and Forest avenues. Jamestown police, in a news release Monday, said a dispute broke out between several people when one allegedly pulled out a gun and fired into a parked car.

According to Capt. Robert Samuelson of the Jamestown Police Department, the “entire event” was captured on one of the city’s public safety camera located nearby. In addition to the camera, Samuelson said a shell casing and discharged bullet were located at the scene, which eventually led to city resident Chris L. Freeney.

An investigation later positively identified the 49-year-old as the shooter. A warrant for Freeney was issued, and he turned himself into police on charges of first-degree reckless endangerment and menacing.

Samuelson said the shooting was a targeted incident, and those involved were all known to each other. “It is very fortunate that nobody was injured in this incident,” he said.

Freeney was being held for arraignment in Jamestown City Court.

The investigation remains ongoing, and Samuelson said additional charges are expected.


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