City Man Charged In Shooting Death

Julio E. Montanez

SHERMAN — A Jamestown man has been charged with first-degree manslaughter following a shooting that killed a Mayville man early Sunday.

Police took 25-year-old Julio E. Motanez of Charles Street into custody after responding at 1:36 a.m. to the area of 114 W. Main St. in the village of Sherman.

Justin Gibbons was located at the Sherman Fire Department on Park Street. He was quickly transported to Westfield Memorial Hospital by Sherman volunteer firefighters and later pronounced dead.

An investigation found that Gibbons had been involved in an altercation in an alleyway near West Main Street.

“During the course of the altercation, Julio Montanez produced a handgun and fired multiple rounds at Mr. Gibbons, while he was attempting to flee the area in a vehicle,” the Sheriff’s Office said. “Mr. Gibbons was struck multiple times by rounds fired by Mr. Montanez, resulting in the death of Mr. Gibbons.”

Montanez is being held pending arraignment at Chautauqua County Jail.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office, county Forensic Investigation Team, Sherman Fire Department, the New York State Police and county Coroner’s Office.