Arrest made in Town of Collins homicide

COLLINS, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Erie County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest following a Wednesday night homicide in the Town of Collins.

Deputies were called to the Spring Wood Trailer Park on Bagdad Road around 7:40 p.m. Detectives and the Crime Scene Investigation Unit were at the residence investigating a fatal shooting.

Gowanda resident Anthony Chipman, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A gun was located nearby, but it is not clear if it was the one used in the homicide. The Sheriff’s office says Chipman was killed with a pellet gun.

As the result of an investigation, Collins resident Brandon White, 32, was charged with Manslaughter. He is being held at the Erie County Holding Center.

On July 20, the Sheriff’s office announced White was additionally charged with Assault. They say that he caused severe injuries to the head and face of a female acquaintance before the shooting happened.

White was jailed without bail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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