Police: Man shot Tuesday morning in York City


An early-morning shooting in York City on Tuesday critically injured an Adams County man, according to police.

York City Police said officers were called to the 1200 block of East Mason Avenue about 4 a.m., where they found Erik Dean Jacobs badly injured, according to Lt. Troy Bankert, who supervises the city detective bureau.

Jacobs, 30, of Abbottstown, suffered a gunshot wound to his upper torso and was in critical condition Tuesday morning in York Hospital, according to police.

Jacobs was on foot when he was shot, Bankert said, and after being shot he walked into a nearby convenience store to ask for help.

An ambulance was summoned and transported Jacobs to the hospital, the lieutenant said.

Bankert said it's still early in the investigation and detectives are trying to determine not only who shot Jacobs, but also what led up to the shooting.

"I would say it's not random," he said. "He was the intended target."

Detectives want to speak with a woman named Tara Nicole Reed, according to police, who described her a "person with knowledge" about the shooting.

"She is not a suspect," Bankert said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call city police at (717) 846-1234, or call York County Crime Stoppers at (717) 755-TIPS.

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