Two Men Charged In Drive-By City Shooting
Two Dunkirk men have been charged in connection with the drive-by shooting on Friday morning that led to a chase through the city and the village of Fredonia.
Dunkirk Police reported Saturday morning the two subjects taken into custody were Jesus A. Montero-Perez, 22, of Park Avenue and Kenyis M. Gonzalez-Torres, 20, of East Lake Road.
A third suspect, police said, remains at large but is unarmed and not believed to be a threat.
After being apprehended in Fredonia, the pair was taken to Dunkirk Police Headquarters for processing. Montero-Perez was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, which is a class C felony. Gonzalez-Torres had outstanding previous Bench warrants through Dunkirk City court. Both subjects were arraigned in Dunkirk City Court and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail.
Montero-Perez is currently being held on $100,000 bail, while Gonzalez-Torres is being held on $25,000 bail.
City police said the incident Friday is apparently linked to another drive-by shooting that took place at East Sixth Streets and Park Avenue on Thursday evening after 7.
Friday’s incident began at 633 Leopard St. in Dunkirk and led to a furious chase into the village of Fredonia for three suspects. The shooting occurred just after 9 a.m. and the three who are believed to have been involved in the shooting headed on Central Avenue toward Fredonia. They allegedly ditched the vehicle on Day Street, near the village Post Office, and took off on foot. The red sedan with Pennsylvania license plates was later towed away from the scene.
Montero-Perez and Gonzalez-Torres were picked up in the Eagle Street area of the village.
According to reports, the weapon was thrown out of vehicle found near the Big Dipper on Central Avenue in the city.
Law enforcement was searching for suspects in Fredonia throughout day. Agencies involved included: Dunkirk and Fredonia police, University Police, New York State Police, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department and the FBI.