York City detectives have not yet determined whether the shooting of a York City man early Saturday morning inside his home is related to a March 9 stabbing outside a city bar, police said.
Julius A. Davis, 54, of 823 W. Poplar St., was shot in the chest and hand about 3:15 a.m. and was taken to York Hospital in critical condition, police said. Davis' hospital condition could not be obtained Monday morning.
According to police, a man knocked on Davis' door and ran inside when Davis opened it. The two men began struggling and Davis yelled, "He has a gun," causing his girlfriend to call 911 and flee their home, police said.
The intruder struck Davis in the face with an unknown object, then shot him and fled before officers arrived on scene, according to police.
Officers recovered a small-caliber rifle outside Davis' home, as well as a blue bandanna and yellow or gold jacket apparently worn by the attacker, police said.
Davis is free on bail, charged with aggravated assault and related offenses for allegedly stabbing another man about 12:30 a.m. March 9.
Police said Davis and victim Stewart Bryant, no age or address given, were in an argument at Spanky's Tavern, 834 W. King St.
Bryant left the bar, but Davis followed him outside and stabbed him in the right chest and shoulder, police allege. Davis was arrested as he was driving from the bar, police said.
Lt. Tim Utley, who supervises the city detective bureau, said detectives are looking into whether the attack on Davis could be related to the stabbing.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call detectives at 849-2219, or call the city's anonymous crime tip line, 849-2204. Or anonymously text a tip to YORKTIPS at 847411.