Drive-By Shooting Leads To Three Arrests Christmas Morning

UPDATE, 1:34 p.m: Samuelson said that the .45 Cal. pistol located in the search was confirmed stolen from 2014. He added that additional charges are pending.

JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Police have charged three men in relation to a shots fired complaint at 2:39 a.m. Tuesday on East Second Street at Jeffords Street.

Police said someone in a car shot at another vehicle with a .45 Cal. handgun. The suspect then reportedly drove to 407 Foote. Ave., where police set up surveillance.

At about 9:15 a.m., police served a warrant at the Foote Avenue address and recovered a loaded .45 Cal. handgun, an AK-47 rifle, a .22 rifle, ammunition and a “large capacity feeding device for the AK.

Angel M. Carino-Richard, 27, was charged with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree us of a firearm, two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and first-degree reckless endangerment for his alleged role in the shooting.

Rafael Gonzalez Rivers and Mike Santiago, both 31, were charged with three counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Jamestown Police Captain Robert Samuelson told WNYNewsNow that the shooting involved a prior dispute, and that it was targeted and not random. Samuelson said the victim knew the suspect as a prior acquaintance.

Samuelson credited the work of JPD’s patrolmen.

“Our patrol guys did an excellent job acting on this quickly, which allowed us to get three guns off the street,” Samuelson said.

The trio is being held pending arraignment. Police said no one was injured in the incident and further charges are expected.

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