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Victim Named In Area Murder

Police Continuing Search For Suspects

June 1, 2008
By Luke Anderson landerson@post-journal.com

ELLICOTT - Ellicott Police continue to search for three people they think are responsible for a Friday night shooting that killed a Jamestown man. On Saturday, Ellicott Police confirmed the victim as Quincy O. Turner, 33, of Jamestown. In March, Turner was implicated as a co-conspirator in a drug ring allegedly run by Quentin Leeper of Jamestown. Police charged 11 people as part of the drug bust. Det. Brad Knight of the Ellicott Police Dept. said it is too early to tell whether Friday's shooting was in any way connected to that case. Knight said police are still looking for a car they believe is connected to the shooting. According to reports, a tan or champagne-colored Chevrolet Malibu, perhaps between model years 2000 and 2003, was seen leaving the scene of the shooting - the parking lot of Fluvanna Fire Hall 2 at 2578 Girts Road - at a high rate of speed. A bulletin sent over police radios several times Saturday afternoon said the car was last seen being driven south on Route 60, then east on Interstate 86. Police believe there were three Hispanic males in the car. They describe the front seat passenger as 25 years old, between five feet, five inches and five feet, seven inches tall and about 150 pounds with short black hair and a thin jawline beard with mustache. A back seat passenger is reportedly in his late 20s or early 30s, five feet 10 inches tall and 170 pounds with longer slicked back hair. No information is available on the driver. Knight said investigators are gathering as much information as possible on the shooting. ''We're generating good information. That's pretty much what we're doing. We want to gather as many witnesses as we can,'' Knight said. ''We broadcast the information on the (suspects') car. If it's located in our area or another area, hopefully someone will report it.'' The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office's forensics team finished processing the crime scene for physical evidence Saturday. Knight said a variety of evidence could be used to help find those responsible for the murder, including anything from shell casings to footprints, tire wear impressions, blood spatters or other evidence. In radio calls Friday night, police told patrol officers the suspects might be in possession of a 9 mm handgun, and Bill Ohnmeiss, Ellicott police chief, confirmed Friday that police believe a handgun was used in the shooting. Along with the Ellicott Police Department, the State Police, county Sheriff's Department and FBI were also involved in the investigation. Police say anyone with information on the shooting should call the Ellicott Police Department at 665-7083, ext. 213. All calls will be kept confidential.

 
 

 

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