2 suspects in York City homicide case turn themselves in
Police say a York City man and a teenager have turned themselves in on charges that they fired into a group of people Sunday night, wounding two and killing a York City man.
Brady Skylar Koehler, 21, and Bradley Shane Koehler, 16, both of 953 Wellington St., were arraigned Thursday night on charges of criminal homicide and aggravated assault, according to documents filed by York City Police. The elder Koehler is also charged with robbery.
Bradley Koehler has been charged as an adult, and both have been denied bail, according to authorities.
Police say Sunday's 7:05 p.m. shooting stemmed from an altercation about 35 minutes earlier when two teenagers from outside the city came to the area around Albermarle Park to buy marijuana but were robbed by their would-be dealers.
The teenagers told police the robbers were Brady Koehler and Sabien Weaver, 17, and that the pair stole cash from them at gunpoint.
The teens called a friend of theirs, and one of the teenager's uncles, the 25-year-old Wayne Weedon Jr.; the four agreed to come to Girard Park and fight Weaver, according to charging documents.
They called Weaver, who agreed to come to the park and brawl, documents state. He showed up with the Koelers, John Middleton Jr. and Damoni Weaver, and they all met on the basketball courts, police say.
One of the teens who was robbed and Sabien Weaver began to fight, and eventually everyone was fighting except for the Koehlers, according to documents.
Instead, they took out handguns and fired into the fray, hitting a 17-year-old who'd been one of the people robbed, Middleton and Weedon, police allege. Weedon, of East Boundary Avenue, was pronounced dead a half hour later at York Hospital; the teenager was shot in the foot, and Middleton, 19, of Dallastown, was hit several times, but neither suffered life-threatening injuries, according to police.
Police have said the shooters fired about 10 rounds in total.
The York County Coroner's Office earlier this week said Weedon died from gunshot wounds to the torso and ruled the death a homicide.
Weedon was a doting father to his two children, according to his sister, Nakesha Muldrow.
He was taking technology courses online and "was a young man with renewed purpose, promise and direction," she said.
Police filed the charges on the Koehlers on Thursday, and the pair turned themselves in later that day, according to police.