JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WKBW) — On November 30, a shooting at a Jamestown bar seriously injured Tony Neubauer, according to his family. The shooter has not been charged, per the Chautauqua County District Attorney.
“He’s undergone 3 surgeries that I know of, he’s had part of his small intestine removed, large intestine removed. At this point, he still doesn’t have any feeling in his legs below the knee,” said Robert Kinne, a close friend of Neubauer's.
Neubauer is a U.S. Army combat veteran and father of three. He is currently at UPMC Hospital Harmot, in Erie, PA.
DA Swanson says the investigation is ongoing and charges cannot be filed until it is over.
“There’s absolutely no reason why this young man wasn’t charged with assault in the first degree on the night this happened. Tony is laying in a hospital bed, fighting for his life and this young man’s just walking around free, it just doesn’t make sense to us,” said Kinne.
In response, Neubauer's friends and family created a Facebook Page, called Justice for Tony, to raise awareness.
7 Eyewitness News reached out to the Jamestown Police Department for more information several times on Monday, we were told the Police Chief was not available.
The Neubauer family is looking for help, they've launched a GoFundMe page to pay for medical expenses.