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Police Still Seek Info In Jamestown Homicide Case

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Investigators are still working to pinpoint a motive in last week’s shooting that killed a 43-year-old Jamestown man.

The Jamestown Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in not only providing information that could lead to a potential motive in the Feb. 26 homicide but also how the suspect may have left the scene.

Angel Ortiz Rodriguez was shot and killed at his 38 Peach St. residence. Officers were notified of the shooting shortly after midnight, and Rodriguez was located at the side of the property.

The city man was rushed to UPMC Chautauqua but was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.

“We are continuing to diligently work this case with multiple investigators working this case exclusively,” Capt. Robert Samuelson of the Jamestown Police Department said Friday. “We are still looking for info from the public on a motive and how the suspect left from the scene.”

Samuelson confirmed that the shooting followed a home invasion. He said police have obtained video footage from the area and investigators are “continuing to review leads as they come in.”

“This was a violent and sudden home invasion that resulted in a shooting in front of multiple people, including small children who were preparing to have a late dinner,” he added.

The Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office is working with JPD.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the Jamestown Police Department at 483-7537 or the anonymous tips line at 483-8477. Information can also be left through the Tips 411 app. All tips are strictly confidential.

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