The armed suspect behind Tuesday's East Second Street shooting is still at large. But Jamestown Police are closing in, identifying both the shooter and a suspect who may have aided the gunman in acquiring his weapon.
According to police, Trenton L. Grant, 20, is the alleged gunman who shot a Jamestown man shortly before 7:30 p.m. behind the Appleyard Terrace apartment complex of East Second Street.
The victim, who was struck in the abdomen and leg, was flown to UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pennsylvania, where he underwent surgery. He is currently recovering from his injuries.
A handgun was recovered by police in the backyard of a 564 E. Second St. apartment building, located less than 50 meters from the crime scene across Cross Street.
An investigation revealed that the handgun was likely one of several items stolen during an Aug. 28 home burglary in Lakewood. Grant was already wanted by the Lakewood-Busti Police Department in connection to the burglary, along with an accomplice - 20-year-old Isaiah T. Pearson.
"(Grant and Pearson) entered the house without permission and stole a handgun, a laptop, a safe and some jewelry," said Jarrett Reed, investigator with the Lakewood-Busti Police Department. "Through our investigation, we did recover the laptop and the safe. The gun was believed to be in the possession of (Grant)."
Jamestown Police indicated that Grant and Pearson have outstanding warrants for burglary and grand larceny, and are possibly together attempting to avoid arrest in the Jamestown area. Grant is believed to be armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Jamestown Police Department at 483-7537 or call the anonymous tip line at 483-8477. All calls will be kept strictly confidential.