Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Shooting In City

P-J file photo by Eric Tichy

One man was in critical condition and another facing attempted murder charges following a shooting Tuesday morning in Jamestown.

David F. Waggoner, 54, was taken into custody not long after officers were called to 114 Livingston Ave. for a reported shooting shortly before 9 a.m. Upon arrival, officers found a man lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the head.

The man, whose name was not released Tuesday, was transported by ALSTAR EMS to UPMC Chautauqua and immediately airlifted to UPMC Hamot hospital in Erie, Pa.

Waggoner was charged with attempted murder and first-degree assault following an investigation by the Jamestown Police Department. He was being held at the Jamestown City Jail until he could be arraigned in city court.

No motive for the shooting was released, though Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings said the two men knew each other.

David Waggoner

Crews were on Livingston Avenue for several hours Tuesday. Jamestown police were assisted at the scene by members of the Ellicott Police Department and Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office.

Snellings said the investigation remains ongoing. No further information was made available.

The shooting was the second in as many months in Jamestown. On June 5, a man suffered non-life-threatening injuries after he was shot in front of 47 Bowen St., near Peach Street.