Police: York City shooting victim's condition improving


A York City man critically wounded when he was shot in his vehicle late Friday night is improving, police said.

Miquez R. Johnson, 19, of Tremont Street, remained in York Hospital in stable condition Monday, according to Lt. Troy Bankert, who supervises York City's detective bureau.

Johnson suffered at least one gunshot wound to the torso, Bankert said.

It happened about 11 p.m. in the 300 block of East King Street. Nearby York City officers on routine foot patrol heard gunfire and ran to the area, where they found Johnson wounded and still in his vehicle, according to the lieutenant.

Johnson's vehicle was either stopped or moving very slowly when he was shot, Bankert said.

"After the shots were fired, he attempted to drive away, and within about 10 or 15 feet he wrecked his car into parked cars," Bankert said.

Rendered aid: The responding patrol officers expedited an ambulance to the scene and, as they waited, tried to stop the bleeding from Johnson's wound or wounds, with help from witnesses, the lieutenant said.

"That probably helped, expediting the ambulance," Bankert said. "It might have saved his life."

There were no known eyewitnesses to the shooting, but some witnesses ran outside after hearing the gunshots, according to Bankert.

"Those we spoke with were reluctant to be cooperative," he said, but eventually they did cooperate to some extent. "I wouldn't say it's full (cooperation)."

Bankert said investigators were still trying to determine a motive for the shooting.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information about it is asked to call York City detectives at (717) 849-2219, or call the department's main number, (717) 846-1234.

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