York City Police and members of the U.S. Marshals Service's fugitive task force arrested a man wanted in connection with the homicides of two men in the city last month.
Dejerek Basil Smallwood, 21, whose last known address was in the 800 block of West Poplar Street, was arrested at a house in the 100 block of North Penn Street about 6 a.m. Thursday, according to police.
He was wanted for the Nov. 23 double homicide of Braydon Aldinger and Derek Ferree.
Smallwood is charged with two counts each of homicide and conspiracy to commit homicide and a single count of possession with intent to deliver drugs, according to charging documents.
He remains in York County Prison without bail.
Police continue to search for Laquan Anderson Pierrelouis, 22, whose last-known address was in the 900 block of West King Street.
Police have obtained a warrant for Pierrelouis that alleges he was the triggerman in the double homicide, police said.
Shooting: Aldinger and Ferree, both of Manchester Township, were shot about 7 p.m. Nov. 23 during what police said was a drug deal gone bad in the 500 block of West Mason Avenue.
At the time of the homicides, city Police Chief Wes Kahley said the pair called Pierrelouis "in order to conduct a drug transaction."
According to charging documents, a witness was with Aldinger and Ferree when they met up with Pierrelouis and Smallwood. The witness told detectives a physical altercation erupted during the drug deal.
'Give me that': The witness heard Pierrelouis repeatedly tell Smallwood, "Give me that!" after which Smallwood gave him a handgun, documents allege.
Pierrelouis then fired at the victims at least three times before running off, documents state.
Aldinger and Ferree were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the York County Coroner's Office.
Anyone with information about Pierrelouis' whereabouts is asked to immediately call city detectives at (717) 849-2219, or call the city's anonymous crime tip line, (717) 849-2204. Or anonymously text a tip to YORKTIPS at 847411.