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Arrest made in York City homicide

Liz Evans Scolforo
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  • Davonne Swan, 27, was fatally shot Thursday night in York City's south end, police have said.
  • Andrew Holloway Jr. turned himself in to police Monday morning and claims he acted in self-defense, police said.

A York-area man has admitted to last week's shooting death of Davonne Swan in the south end of York City and is being charged with homicide, York City Police said.

Andrew Holloway Jr.

Andrew Gene Holloway Jr., 29, no address provided, turned himself in at city police headquarters on Monday morning, according to Lt. Troy Bankert, who supervises the city's detective bureau.

Holloway was taken to the county's central booking unit to be arraigned on charges of homicide, being a convicted felon in illegal possession of a firearm and carrying a firearm without a license, Bankert said.

Holloway admitted to fatally shooting Swan, according to the lieutenant.

Police: York City homicide victim was arguing with acquaintance

"He's claiming self-defense," Bankert said, adding Holloway maintains Swan had a gun.

Bankert declined to go into specific detail but confirmed that if investigators believed Holloway acted in self-defense, charges would not have been lodged against him.

Swan, 27, of Hickory Drive in East Manchester Township, was fatally shot about 6:20 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of East Maple Street and South Court Avenue.

Met to fight: The two men, who were acquaintances, agreed to meet in the area to fight, according to Bankert.

Davonne Swan
(Photo courtesy of Facebook)

"There was a disagreement and there was going to be a fight," he said. "The fight turned into a shooting, and the suspect won."

Swan suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his torso, police have said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Five to seven bullets were fired, and it's believed they came from the same gun, Bankert has said.

No details on beef: Charging documents won't be made public until after Holloway is arraigned on his charges, which is expected to happen Monday night, a booking unit supervisor said.

Bankert declined to speak in detail about the disagreement between Swan and Holloway, saying investigators want to be sure of their facts before releasing information to the public. Many York City residents refer to such disagreements as beefs or "having beef."

It is unclear whether Holloway has retained an attorney.

Swan was the ninth person shot in York City in a week.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.