Police: Man shot in York City not cooperative

Liz Evans Scolforo

A man shot in the leg Thursday night was not cooperative with officers investigating the assault, police said.


James Cesaire, 35, of York City, suffered a gunshot wound to the thigh that might have struck his femoral artery, according to Lt. Troy Bankert, who supervises the York City detective bureau.

"Last we heard, he was in serious but stable condition," Bankert said, adding the man lost quite a bit of blood at the scene.

A hospital condition for Cesaire could not be obtained Friday.

He was found with a gunshot wound just before 7 p.m. near the intersection of South Queen and East Maple street, according to the lieutenant.

'Uncooperative': At this point, it's unclear exactly where the shooting occurred, he said, because the victim didn't provide that location to officers.

"He was uncooperative," Bankert said.

No one called 911 to report gunfire, he confirmed. The call to 911 was made after Cesaire was found at or near the corner of Queen and Maple, according to Bankert.

Cesaire underwent surgery at York Hospital, the lieutenant confirmed.

Detectives will try to speak with Cesaire again, Bankert said.

Anyone with information about the shooting can call York County Crime Stoppers at (717) 755-TIPS, or call York City Police during normal business hours at (717) 846-1234, or text a tip and "Yorktips" to 847411.

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