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Police identify city man killed in shooting

P-J photo by Eric Tichy Police are pictured Tuesday night on Water Street in Jamestown. A 46-year-old city man was shot and killed outside his home.

JAMESTOWN — Police do not believe Tuesday night’s shooting that resulted in the death of a 46-year-old man was random. Instead, police believe the incident outside a Water Street home was likely a targeted attack.

In the first recorded homicide in the city of Jamestown since February of this year, JPD said its investigation into the death of Angel L. Pacheco was ongoing as of Wednesday night.

Officers were summoned to Pacheco’s home at 61 Water St., between Foote Avenue and King Street, around 8:40 p.m. for a report of a gunshot victim. Pacheco was taken by ambulance to UPMC Chautauqua where, according to the Jamestown Police Department in a news release, he later died of hisinjuries.

No motive for the shooting has been released.

It was not reported how many shots were fired, or if they came from someone walking by or in a vehicle. Officers could be seen outside the residence searching the area with flashlights that included a nearby sport utility vehicle.

In addition to Jamestown police, the county Forensic Investigation Team and members of the county District Attorney’s Office responded to the scene.

A portion of Water Street was cordoned off with yellow caution police tape.

A woman who lives near the scene told The Post-Journal, “We heard a boom, and before you know it we seen lights going by the house. Someone came by and heard on the scanner it was a gunshot.”

A 43-year-old man was shot and killed outside his Peach Street home in Jamestown on the morning of Feb. 26. The victim, Angel Ortiz Rodriguez, was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead.

No charges have been filed in either shooting.

Jason Schmidt, Chautauqua County district attorney, said he has assigned three investigators to assist Jamestown police in the investigation. He noted that the three and himself were all at the scene Tuesday night and into early Wednesday

“We continue our involvement with an eye towards arrest and prosecution,” Schmidt said. “People need to know that all of us in law enforcement are committed to turning around the spree of violent crimes plaguing our community. We are doing everything we can to solve this case and I look forward to prosecuting the individual responsible for this crime.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department at 483-7537 or via the Tips Line at 483-8477. All calls are kept confidential.

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