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Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrest in Collins Shooting.


Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports that his office has arrested a suspect in the Wednesday night shooting incident in Collins that caused the death of Anthony Chipman, 46 of Gowanda.


Deputy Farina responded to 14725 Bagdad Road, Lot 6, at 7:38 P.M. for reports of shots fired. Upon his arrival, the Deputy observed a male subject in the doorway of the dwelling and shouted police commands for the individual to exit the residence, and the male was taken into custody. Deputy Farina and a New York State Trooper entered the residence and found the victim inside and unresponsive. EMS personnel from Gowanda Ambulance Service evaluated the victim and, Chipman was pronounced dead at the scene. The scene was secured and turned over to Detectives and Crime Scene Investigation personnel. Detectives spoke with witnesses and the suspect, then conferred with Erie County District Attorney John Flynn’s office and proceeded to charge Brandon White, 32 of Collins, with first-degree manslaughter. White is held at the Erie County Holding Center pending his arraignment scheduled for July 13. A gun was located near the scene and is being evaluated to determine if it is the same gun used in the shooting. The medical examiner’s office has ruled a gunshot as the cause of death and the manner of death as a homicide. The Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation of this incident.


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