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September homicide suspect caught

Christopher Dornblaser
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U.S. Marshals arrested Cody Paul Stiffler, 23, of York City in Daytona Beach, Florida, Monday morning, according to a news release.

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Stiffler was wanted in the Sept. 1 shooting death of Andrew Heyward Jackson.

Shooting: On Sept. 1, police were called to the 300 block of East Cottage Place shortly before 8 p.m. and found Jackson — known as "New York" and "NY" — lying on his back in the hallway of 342 E. Cottage Place, dead of gunshot wounds, according to documents.

Jackson, 23, whose last-known address was on Walnut Street, was shot in his torso and left arm, documents state

Jackson did not live in the building, but ran inside after being shot, Lt. Troy Bankert of York City Police said in September.

Charging documents state that about a week before Jackson was gunned down, "there were several incidents between the victim 'NY' and Cody, with at least one incident where a physical fight occurred between the two."

Witnesses reported seeing a man wearing all dark clothing fire a handgun several times in the direction where Jackson had been standing, documents state. The shooter then ran off, the gun still in his hand, police said.

Another witness told police he walked to the area with Jackson to meet "an unknown subject," and while they were standing in the block he heard Jackson say, "What the f— is this," according to documents.

When the witness turned around, he saw someone dressed in all black, wearing big sunglasses, fire several times at Jackson, according to charging documents.

Arrest: During the time of the homicide, Stiffler, of 1209 Eberts Lane, was serving a term of supervised release after a 2013 conviction for conspiracy to straw purchase a firearm, according to the release from the Marshals.

On Sept. 28, the U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Pennsylvania revoked his release and issued a federal warrant for his arrest, the release said.

In November, members of the Fugitive Task Force found out Stifler had fled to Daytona Beach, according to the release. He was arrested without incident in the 1000 block of North Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Beach.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com.