On October 23, 2016, at about 4:30 AM, Dunkirk Police Officers heard one gunshot come from the area of 6th & Columbus Ave while on another disturbance nearby. Officers responded to the area and found through investigation that the subject, Raven Bush, age 37, of 518 Deer St, Dunkirk, NY, allegedly shot one round off from a pistol in front of 613 Columbus Ave which caused another person to be in fear for their life. Bush was taken into custody nearby and the loaded pistol was recovered. Bush additionally was found to have a previous felony conviction prohibiting him from possessing the pistol. Bush was charged with Criminal Possession of a weapon in the Second Degree (C Felony), Criminal Possession of a weapon in the Third Degree (E Felony), and Menacing in the Second Degree (A Misd.). Bush was arraigned by Dunkirk City Court Judge Walter Drag and held without bail.
The Dunkirk Police Department was assisted by the Fredonia Police Department and the New York State Police.