Turane
Turane

York City detectives are looking for three people they want to question about in the Sunday-morning homicide of Denzel Damien Turane.

Turane, 18, of West Maple Street, died of multiple gunshot wounds just before 1 a.m. Sunday.

Shane Darell Brown, of 610 W. Philadelphia St., Apt. 7, remains in York County Prison without bail, charged as an adult with Turane's homicide. He turned 17 years old on Monday.

Brown also is charged with one count of attempted homicide and two counts of aggravated assault for allegedly shooting two teenage girls, police said.

A 14-year-old York City girl was critically injured when Brown shot her in the chest and arm, police said.

The girl remains in stable condition, according to Lt. Tim Utley, who supervises the city detective bureau.

A 16-year-old York City girl suffered a grazing wound to her leg and was treated and released at York Hospital, police said.

Motive? Utley said it appears Turane was Brown's intended target and that the girls were hit by stray bullets.

As of Wednesday morning, detectives were still trying to figure out why Brown allegedly killed Turane, Utley said.

Detectives want to speak with three people about the shootings. They are Alfred Carr, 18; Lyntillus Hightower, 20; and Shamar McCowin, 23, according to police.

They are merely wanted for questioning, police said.

Several others wanted for questioning have already been found.

The background: Brown, Turane and the teenage girls all were at a birthday party at 112 W. Jackson St.

Also at the party were members of the city's south-side and west-end neighborhood "crews," or gangs, but there didn't appear to be any crew-related problems, according to charging documents.

Brown pulled out a 9mm handgun and fired after spotting Turane, police said.

Anyone with information about the homicide, or who can help police reach the three people wanted for questioning, is asked to call city detectives at 849-2219.

-- Staff writer Liz Evans Scolforo can also be reached at levans@yorkdispatch.com.