Second indictment handed out in NY drive-by shooting

Corey M. Johnson

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, N.Y. — Chautauqua County Grand Jury has handed up a second indictment in a drive-by shooting at 2:48 a.m. Jan. 30. Corey M. Johnson, 19, has been indicted for three counts of attempted murder and one count of first-degree assault. One person was seriously injured after being struck in the face by a shot fired as the victim and two other people walked along North Main Street, Jamestown.

Johnson has been arrested and taken to the Chautauqua County Jail on $200,000 cash or $400,000 property bond.

A grand jury previously indicted 30-year-old Rasul N. Bonds, also charging him with three counts of attempted murder and one count of first-degree assault.

The shooting took place around 2:40 a.m. at the corner of North Main and West Ninth streets in Jamestown. Police said a male was shot in the face as he and two other people were walking toward North Main Street.

The unidentified man was taken to UPMC Hamot for serious injuries.

Capt. Robert Samuelson of the Jamestown Police Department previously told The Post-Journal the shooting was “targeted” and not a random act of violence. The motive, Samuelson said, was due to “an ongoing dispute” but he couldn’t release further information due to an ongoing investigation.

“We have worked for multiple days on this investigation with all of our staff being involved,” Samuelson said last week. “This was an extremely dangerous situation that could have resulted in three deaths. We, therefore, take these types of cases very seriously.”

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