Home invasion suspect fires on responding officer

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) – Four men who were part of a home invasion overnight in Jamestown, one of whom fired on a responding officer, have been taken into custody but authorities say one other suspect remains at large.

Authorities say officers were called to Falconer Street around 3 a.m. Upon arrival, a suspect described as a stocky black male with dreadlocks and a baggy red T-shirt fired a shot at an officer as the officer entered the home. The officer did return fire and the suspect jumped out of a window before fleeing with two other suspects heading south behind the houses on Stow Street.

Police say the suspect the officer shot at may have been wounded and may be attempting to seek medical treatment.

A weapon was found outside the home and authorities believe it is the weapon used to fire on the officer.

John Griffin owns the convenience store attached to the home where the incident began.

He said, “This town has gone bad, I don’t even care to be here and I was born and raised here.”

Two other men were taken into custody inside the home and are being charged with first degree burglary. Their names have not been released.

A short time later, officers say two men matching the description of the suspects were seen walking on railroad tracks west of Jamestown. When police approached, the men fled, but were taken into custody.

Authorities say one other suspect is still at large. Police ask anyone with information to call 483-7531 or 911.

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