JAMESTOWN-Police are investigating a potential connection between recently seized weapons and multiple shootings according to a law enforcement source who spoke anonymously to WNYNews’s Ryan Hedrick this week.
Five of the city’s six recently reported shootings are possibly connected to said weapons per the source, with the exception of Shari Robbins’s cold-blooded slaying.
One of the shootings was the Thanksgiving Day murder of 26-year-old Buffalo native Allan B. Burnett, Jr. No injuries resulted from the other four shootings in question .
A stabbing at Newland Ave. was also reported Nov. 25th according to sources from the Jamestown Police Department.
Jose L. Santiago, 23, and Eddie Ortiz, 22, were arrested during a conducted street check Monday afternoon at 811 N. Main St. Jamestown Police reportedly observed a suspicious situation as the duo exited a vehicle prior to being stopped.
Police impounded the vehicle before receiving and executing a search warrant yielding two loaded handguns, one of which was from Florida.
Both face charges of Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Santiago additionally with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. The men were arraigned and committed to Chautauqua County Jail.