Police Release Name Of Homicide Victim; Still Investigating Shootings

The Chautauqua County Forensic Team huddle after scouring an area around 129 S. Main St. P-J by Eric Tichy

Jamestown police said Saturday they are still looking for information regarding Thursday morning’s shooting that left a Buffalo man dead and two more hospitalized.

Police said 26-year-old Allan B. Burnett Jr. was shot and killed at 129 S. Main St. following an altercation in the street at the location. Police have not released the names of the other victims or the details of the early morning shooting.

Since the homicide, the city has seen three additional shootings; one also occurred Thursday in the area of Falconer and Thayer streets, with two more Friday — one East Fourth Street and later on Lakeview Avenue.

No one was injured in the later shootings, though police said the acts are not random. The department said it had no additional updates at the time of Saturday’s release of Burnett’s name.

All four incidents come in the wake of the Nov. 10 shooting death of Shari Robbins, who was gunned down in a parking lot at 9 Prospect St. Jamestown resident Keith L. Robbins, 36, was indicted by a Chautauqua County Grand Jury earlier this week on a second-degree murder charge after allegedly shooting and killing his estranged wife.

According to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, the city of Jamestown has experienced more gun violence in 2016 than the previous 10 years.

Statistics indicate the city had averaged just one shooting incident a year since 2006, with 2015 topping out at three incidents. In 2016, with the addition of this week’s incidents., the city has experienced nine separate shooting incidents, six of which involved an injury or death.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department at 483-7537. An anonymous tip can be left at 483-8477 or on the department’s Facebook page with the tip link.

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