3 in custody, 1 hospitalized after York City shooting
Three York City teenagers were charged Sunday night with shooting a juvenile earlier that day.
York City Police allege Benji Qualik-Sabon Campbell, 18, of 33 N. Hartman St., Daekwon Rashad Smith, 19, of 126 S. Richland St., and Matthew Lynn Hughes, 17, shot Tylee Smart in the pelvis. As of Sunday afternoon, Smart was stable condition, according to police.
The trio have been charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, weapons charges, fleeing and eluding and drug charges, according to the criminal complaints filed against them. All three remain in custody on $100,000 bail each, according to the York County Sheriff's Department.
Hughes, though still a juvenile, was charged as an adult, according to police.
Officers were called around 10:45 a.m. to the 600 block of Wallace Street for reports of shots fired. Immediately after they arrived on the scene, officers found a vehicle they suspected had been involved in the shooting, police said. With their cruisers' lights and sirens on, police chased the car a few blocks the wrong way on Walnut Street before turning south down Queen Street, according to charging documents. The chase led police to the area around the 100 block of East Market Street, where officers eventually arrested the trio, documents state.
Police say they had to use a Taser on Smith, and they found a baggie of what they suspect is marijuana in his pocket. Police also allege they found a Masterpiece ACP .45-caliber submachine gun in the car the three had been riding in.
Witness: Melissa Fitzgerald, who lives on the block where the shooting took place, told The York Dispatch she was in front of her house when it happened.
She saw a small black car slow as it headed down the street, toward State Street, she said.
Two young men were talking on the sidewalk between a house and a silver SUV, and they crouched down as Fitzgerald heard shots fired in their direction, she said. She called 911 right away, she said.
The young men ran away across a vacant lot and toward Ridge Avenue, she said.
She heard more shots when the car got to the corner of Wallace and State streets, she said, and then the car drove around the block and down Ridge Avenue.
Charging documents support that narrative; they say Smart was one of the two young men who hid behind the car.
Patricia Banks' silver Honda CRV, parked in front of her house, was one of those hit by the bullets. A Chrysler sedan across the street also was hit, bystanders said.
Bystanders counted 11 bullet casings on the ground near Banks' vehicle.
When Banks heard the shots fired in front of her house, her 5-year-old granddaughter was in the living room at the front of the house, and she was in the kitchen.
"I told her to come in the kitchen," Banks said. "I said, 'Get out of there, get out of there, run!'"
The shots were very loud, Banks said.
"We're usually out here in the front, but today we were in the house," she said, sitting in a chair on her porch.
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