PERRYSBURG – State police early Sunday charged a 19-year-old Perrysburg man with second-degree attempted murder in the shooting of a 23-year-old Steamburg man, who was listed in critical condition in Erie County Medical Center after a shooting on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation.
Collins-based troopers found Charles F. White suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in the yard of 10974 Whites Drive in the Town of Perrysburg on the reservation just before 2:30 a.m. after responding to an emergency call.
After an investigation at the scene, troopers and members of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation charged one of White’s neighbors, Maxwell B. Mohawk, 19, of Whites Drive, with felony second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Mohawk is accused of shooting White with a .45-caliber pistol after an argument.
Mohawk was arraigned in Perrysburg Town Court before Justice Lori Dankert and remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail in Little Valley in lieu of $200,000 bail or $400,000 bond.
State police were assisted at the scene by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office, Gowanda and North Collins police and Seneca Nation marshals.