ALBION — The victim in an Aug. 14 shooting incident has been charged in that incident plus a related incident a few days earlier, Albion police said today. A second suspect has been charged as well.
Police reported the arrest of Jonathan Jimenez, 23, of Holley, charged in both incidents with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon: loaded firearm and first-degree reckless endangerment, both felonies, and misdemeanor fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Prince Z. Wilson, 22, of Albion, was charged later in both incidents. Wilson is charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree attempted murder, first-degree criminal use of a firearm, aggravated criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree assault, all felonies, and misdemeanor fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
At around 11:50 p.m. Aug. 14, Albion police, with assistance from the New York State Police, Orleans County Sheriff’s Office and Medina Police Department, responded to a report of a male with a gunshot wound to the leg in the area of South Main Street and Beaver Street. The victim was treated and then transported to Strong Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and later released.
A subsequent investigation found that another shooting incident took place a week earlier, only blocks away, at about 12:10 a.m. Aug. 8.
Both Wilson and Jimenez were transported to the Orleans County Jail for centralized arraignment. Both firearms believed to have been used during the incidents were located and seized. These incidents are also believed to have been isolated between the two suspects.
Both incidents are still part of an active investigation and additional charges are pending, police said. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Albion Police Department at (585) 589-5627 or the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office at (585) 589-5527.