Ongoing bad blood between members of York City's Parkway and south-side crews erupted in a gun battle last week that killed one man and injured his half-brother, according to police.
York City detectives arrested Larry Alvin Jones III about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday when he walked into the York County Adult Probation Office for an appointment with his probation officer, Detective George Ripley said.
Jones, 21, of 464 W. Princess St., was arraigned Wednesday afternoon on charges of homicide and conspiracy for the June 21 shooting death of Kyle Westry. He is being committed to York County Prison without bail.
Two sought: Detectives are currently seeking two people allegedly involved in the 4:20 p.m. incident -- Antonio Donnell
Wormley, 18, of 728 McKenzie St., is wanted on charges of homicide and conspiracy.
At this point, Carr, 17, of no fixed address in York City, is wanted for questioning, according to police. Carr also has arrest warrants on charges of drug dealing and aggravated assault. Police said he also was involved in the Feb. 21 shooting of Andrew Rhoades near the corner of Newton Avenue and West Street.
Jones and Wormley were initially questioned by detectives, but released.
"If we're not prepared to prove something in a court of law, we're not willing to incarcerate someone," York City Detective First Class Jeff Spence said about the pair's initial release. "It's not what we know, it's what we can prove."
And Spence said he expects more people will be charged for the fatal shootout.
Shot four times: Westry was shot four times during the shootout "by at least two different guns, and possibly three," according to Spence, who said investigators believe at least four people fired weapons.
Jones' charging documents state that Carr and Wajh S. Jamison, 20, of the 400 block of North Beaver Street, walked into the Basement Barbershop at the corner of West Princess and South Pershing
Both Jamison and Carr are affiliated with the Parkway crew, according to Spence.
Witnesses told detectives that despite the heat, Jamison was wearing a sweatshirt and what appeared to be a bullet-proof vest underneath, according to Spence.
South side: A short time later, four men associated with the south-side crew -- Westry, Jones, Wormley and Laquan M. Beatty -- walked into the barbershop and surrounded Jamison, according to Spence.
But an employee told them to "take it outside," at which point the four south-siders left, as did Jamison and Carr, documents state.
Witnesses told detectives they saw Jamison with his back up against the Agricultural Museum, and heard Jones confronting
Beatty was standing next to Jones at the time, as was Westry, who was jumping around, posturing, flexing and yelling loudly at Jamison, Spence said.
'The realest': Westry was yelling, "I'm the realest out here, I'm ATL," according to charging documents. (Several years ago, Westry moved from York City to Atlanta, but had recently returned, police confirmed.)
Westry ran to a nearby red car that was parked but running, grabbed something out of it and ran back, Spence said.
Moments later, "gunfire erupts everywhere -- everybody starts shooting," he said. Spence said detectives can't yet say with certainty who fired first.
"There were a minimum of four guns in play," he said.
Westry was struck early in the shootout and collapsed there, in the 200 block of West Princess Street. But everyone else involved ran as officers converged on the scene, documents state.
Fleeing: Witnesses saw Wormley looking backward as he fled, with an arm outstretched behind him, firing a handgun, Spence said.
Jamison ran down a bicycle path, but pursuing officers captured him at the corner of West King Street and Pershing Avenue, according to Spence.
Nearby, officers recovered a sweatshirt and revolver, both believed to be Jamison's, the detective said, but a bullet-proof vest was not recovered.
Jones hopped on a bus at the intersection of King and Pershing, rode for a block, then got off again, Spence said.
Beatty, 20, of the 100 block of South Duke Street, suffered a minor grazing wound to his back during the shootout and was found by officers at York Hospital, according to charging documents.
Half-brothers: When questioned by detectives, Beatty denied being at the shootout and denied knowing Westry, Spence said.
But Beatty and Westry, 21, of South Queen Street, are half-brothers, Spence said, and video surveillance taken from several area businesses show Beatty was there.
In fact, Spence said, Beatty, Jones and Wormley all gave stories about where they were -- and why -- that were later disproved by detectives.
Jamison is being held in county prison on a probation violation and a charge of crack-cocaine possession, according to court records.
More charges: Spence confirmed that by the end of the investigation, all five people who survived the shootout could face charges, under the state's transferred-intent and accomplice-liability theories.
"The message we're sending is, if you engage in criminal behavior that leads to the death of a human being, we're charging everybody involved," he said.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Wormley or Carr is urged 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.
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