York City detectives have arrested a third man in connection with a local gang shootout that ended with the death of 21-year-old Kyle Westry two weeks ago.
Wajh S. Jamison was committed to York County Prison Thursday on $50,000 bail, charged with reckless endangerment, being a felon in illegal possession of a firearm and carrying a firearm without a license.
He also is being held on a state probation violation and an additional $10,000 bail on a drug-possession case, according to prison records.
Jamison, 20, of 445 N. Beaver St., is not charged with Westry's homicide, but police allege he fired a gun during the confrontation.
He and 17-year-old associate Shaheim Carr -- who was captured Friday morning by U.S. marshals -- are both affiliated with the Parkway crew, according to York City Detective First Class Jeff Spence.
Carr was wanted for questioning in Westry's homicide and also had outstanding warrants in two unrelated cases, including a non-fatal shooting, police have said.
York City Police Chief Wes Kahley confirmed marshals tracked down Carr and arrested him without incident about 8 a.m. Friday in the 400 block of North Beaver Street.
The allegations: About 4:20 p.m. June 21, Jamison and Carr were at the Basement Barbershop at the corner of West Princess and South Pershing Avenue when four members of the city's south-side crew walked in and surrounded Jamison, Spence said.
All six men were told to leave the shop, and the confrontation continued outside, with Jamison
backed up against a nearby building, the detective said.
The four south-side associates were Westry, Antonio Donnell Wormley, Larry Alvin Jones III and Westry's half-brother, Laquan Beatty, according to charging documents.
During the ensuing shootout, at least four people involved fired guns, according to Spence, who said Westry was shot four times by at least two guns, and possibly three. Detectives can't yet say with certainty who fired first, Spence said.
Beatty, 20, of the 100 block of South Duke Street, suffered a minor grazing wound to his back during the shootout, police said.
Victim armed? Jamison spoke with detectives on June 28 and admitted firing a revolver after being confronted, according to his charging documents.
Jamison told detectives he fired into the group of south-siders, including Westry, who Jamison said was brandishing a gun, documents state.
Jamison admitted he fled along the York County Heritage Rail Trail, ditching his revolver and his long-sleeve shirt along the way, according to documents.
Detectives suspect he also had been wearing a bullet-proof vest that he discarded while fleeing, according to charging documents, but a vest was never recovered.
Because Jamison is a convicted felon, it is illegal for him to be in possession of a firearm, police said. He was convicted in 2008 of aggravated assault and carrying a firearm without a license, according to court documents.
Alleged killers: Wormley, 18, of 728 McKenzie St., and Jones, 21, of 464 W. Princess St., both remain in prison, charged with homicide and conspiracy in Westry's death.
Spence said more charges are possible under the state's transferred-intent and accomplice-liability theories.
He confirmed it doesn't matter that Wormley and Jones were apparently on the same crew as Westry -- Jones confronted Jamison, and witnesses reported seeing Wormley running away with one arm outstretched behind him, firing into the group.
"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," Spence has said.
Jamison's defense attorney, Rick Robinson, did not return a phone message seeking comment.
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