Attempted kidnapping, carjacking spree, and home invasion leaves one dead


One man shot and killed, after carjacking and attempted kidnapping goes wrong.

“Mr. Burrows had forcefully entered the house, shot one of the homeowners, stole the vehicle..and then left the area,” Christopher Moss, Chemung County Sheriff, said.

It all started when a woman going to work at Landos in Corning Thursday night, parked in a nearby lot.

A man she met online, 32-year-old Curtis Burrows from Mansfield, PA, approached her.

“Mr. Burrows displayed a handgun and entered the victims vehicle, as Mr. Burrows tried to handcuff the victim to the vehicle, she physically resisted and was able to exit her vehicle and run away,” Jeff Spaulding, Corning Police Chief, said.

Burrows fled away in the victims car. The stolen vehicle was located in a ditch in Corning.

Multiple agencies assisted in locating Burrows. During that search, police were advised of  ahome invasion with shots fired on Reasor Hallow Road in Big Flats.

“Unfortunately, Timothy R. Webster, age 60, in the town of Big Flats was killed,” Moss said.

Authorities say Burrows walked on foot after leaving the first victims stolen car. He forced opened Webster’s front door, and shot him.

Police say Burrows had no connection to Webster and chose the home at random.

Webster’s wife was at home at the time, and is not injured.

“We are contemplating homicide charges down the road, this juncture is simply a felony complaint, charging him with burglary in the first degree, which is a class B violent felony, punishable up to 25 years has been lodged against him,” Weeden Wetmore, Chemung County District Attorney said.

Police say Burrows has been involved with a domestic dispute incident, in the past, in Stueben County.

Burrows is now being held at the Tioga County Jail, and the investigation is still ongoing.

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