Man wanted in shooting nabbed in Ripley

William Jacob Concini

RIPLEY, N.Y. — A Pennsylvania man wanted in the connection to a shooting Wednesday morning was taken into custody following a multi-agency search.

Erie resident William J. Concini, 43, was located in the town of Ripley around 1:15 p.m., hours after his vehicle was located in the same area by Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies.

The search effort was sparked after Pennsylvania state troopers were alerted around 6:30 a.m. to a shooting at a residence in Waterford, Pa. — a town located southeast of the city of Erie. Upon arrival, troopers located a 36-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound who was transported to a nearby hospital.

An update on the man’s condition was not released, and a motive for the shooting wasn’t known.

The Pennsylvania State Police asked the community to be on the lookout for Concini, who was deemed “armed and dangerous.”

In a follow up, the state police said Concini’s vehicle had been located in Ripley.

Chautauqua County Sheriff James Quattrone said patrols and investigators assisted in the search.

Concini is facing charges in Pennsylvania that include two counts of felony aggravated assault and two counts of recklessly endangering another person, according to online records.

The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Pennsylvania State Police at (814) 898-1641.


Today's breaking news and more in your inbox

I'm interested in (please check all that apply)


Starting at $4.75/week.

Subscribe Today