Police: Weekend Springetts shooting was over a woman


Federal marshals on Thursday captured a York-area man wanted by police for allegedly shooting a romantic rival in Springettsbury Township last weekend.

James Harold Stevens IV, 32, of no fixed address, is facing charges of aggravated assault and being a convicted felon in illegal possession of a firearm.

He also was wanted for violating his state parole in an unrelated case, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshals Service.

Springettsbury Township Police said Stevens went to the home of a woman in the 1500 block of East 11th Avenue about 1 a.m. Sunday. He had either been involved with the woman in the past or was currently involved with her, police said, and she let him inside.

That's when he pulled out a handgun and shot 31-year-old Kareem Bertrand of York, who apparently is or was involved with the woman as well, according to police, who described the shooting as domestic-related.

Shot in shoulder: Bertrand suffered a gunshot wound to his shoulder, according to police, who said he was treated at Memorial Hospital and later released.

Police said they asked the U.S. Marshals Service to apprehend Stevens because he didn't have a fixed address and because marshals were already looking for Stevens on the parole violation.

Stevens was couch-surfing at the homes of people he knows, police confirmed.

Marshals arrested Stevens without incident about 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Waterford Apartments off Cape Horn Road in York Township, according to a marshals service news release. He was taken to the county's central booking unit to await arraignment.

Springettsbury Township Police said it appears Stevens was staying with someone there.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at