Dunkirk Police Catch Shooting Suspect

September 22, 2012 Updated Sep 22, 2012 at 3:22 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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Dunkirk Police Catch Shooting Suspect

September 22, 2012 Updated Sep 22, 2012 at 3:22 PM EDT

DUNKIRK, NY (WKBW) Officers with the Dunkirk Police Department have arrested 27 year-old Brandon C. Washington on charges stemming from a shooting on Thursday.

Washington was arraigned early Saturday morning on charges of 2nd degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

Officers say Washington shot a man in the leg on Thursday on South Main Street in Dunkirk. A warrant was issued for his arrest, and Washington evaded custody until 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

Washington is being held in Chautauqua County Jail on $50,000 cash bail.