Victor Martinez-Raices
Victor Martinez-Raices

An alleged York City killer wanted by police turned himself in at the county's Central Booking Unit about three hours into the new year, county officials said.

Victor Martinez-Raices, 21, of 320 Walnut St., is now in prison along with co-defendant Ruben Delvalles-Vicente, 29, of 344 Smyser St.

Both men were denied bail and are charged with homicide and conspiracy for Monday's fatal shooting of Carlos Ramos-Diaz.

The 19-year-old victim, who lived in the 700 block of South Court Street, was shot at 2:08 a.m. in the city's east end after fighting with Delvalles-Vicente at a birthday party, according to York City Police Capt. Russ Tschopp.

Ramos-Diaz died of multiple gunshot wounds, the York County Coroner's Office said.

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Ruben Delvalles-Vicente

Tschopp said no more arrests are expected at this time.

The shooting: The victim went to a birthday party with his girlfriend at a home in the 1000 block of East Philadelphia Street. There, he was confronted by Delvalles-Vicente, who berated the victim, according to charging documents.

Ramos-Diaz and Delvalles-Vicente began to physically fight each other, police said.

Delvalles-Vicente got a gun from Martinez-Raices and pointed it at the victim, who responded by grabbing Delvalles-Vicente's arm and punching him repeatedly in the face, charging documents state.

Both men were kicked out of the party for fighting, after which Delvalles-Vicente shot Ramos-Diaz as the victim was walking to a car to leave, according to Tschopp.

Before being kicked out, the homeowner took the gun from Delvalles-Vicente, but gave it back to Martinez-Raices as the men left the home, according to police, who said a witness confirmed seeing him hand the gun back to Delvalles-Vicente a second time.

'History': The victim and his killer had a "history," according to Tschop, who said investigators believe the men were fighting about a woman.

After the shooting, Ramos-Diaz's girlfriend drove him to York Hospital, police said.

He was pronounced dead there at 2:40 a.m., York County Deputy Coroner Steve Cosey said.

-- Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com.