Alleged York High football game shooter captured

Liz Evans Scolforo

A 15-year-old wanted by York City Police for allegedly shooting two men at a York High football game has been captured after spending five weeks on the lam.

Stephon Damieen Brown, of Reading, was in York County's central booking unit Friday, where he was arraigned on charges that include two counts of aggravated assault, carrying a firearm without a license, illegal firearm possession by a minor, criminal mischief and 2,000 counts of reckless endangerment.

He is charged as an adult.

Brown was arrested without incident Friday morning at a home in the 200 block of Nevin Street in York City by the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, according to the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office. Assisting marshals were members of the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Apprehension unit.

Although he lives in Reading, Brown has connections to Lancaster, according to officials with the sheriff's office there.

Brown was processed Friday at the central booking unit, which includes being fingerprinted, according to a booking unit supervisor. Brown was sent to York County Prison in lieu of $250,000 bail, the supervisor said.

York City Police search for evidence at Small Athletic Field after a shooting injured two people at a York High football game on Sept. 9, 2016.
(Amanda J. Cain photo)

Police filed 2,000 counts of reckless endangerment against Brown — known as "Mouse" — after estimating the attendance inside Small Athletic Field the night of the shooting, police have said.

He was identified as the alleged shooter by police after officers distributed security-camera footage taken from the parking lot outside the field, police said.

'Indiscriminate': Lt. Troy Bankert, who supervises the city detective bureau, has said Brown also is a suspect in several other city shootings.

"He has been pretty indiscriminate in his shooting," the lieutenant said.

The shooting happened about 9:30 p.m. Sept. 9, toward the end of William Penn Senior High School's home opener against Lancaster County's McCaskey High School.

Shot were brothers Antwan Jackson, 20, and Darius Allen, 23, police have said. The brothers had been escorted from the stadium after they had been in some sort of argument with another group at the football game, police said.

Stephon Brown

"The parking lot where the shooting happened was full of cars and pedestrian foot traffic," charging documents state.

Officers found 14 spent shell casings at the crime scene and determined three parked vehicles sustained gunshot damage.

Police probe possible sightings of teen shooting suspect

Police allege Brown fired in the direction of the football field and occupied bleachers.

Officers ran down a number of reported sightings of Brown, called in from the community during the five weeks Brown spent on the run.

In this file photo, York City Police investigate after two men were shot outside a York High football game at Small Athletic Field on Sept. 9, 2016.
(Amanda J. Cain photo)

During that time, police warned the public Brown should be considered armed and dangerous.

Police also have said that although Brown hails from Reading, it's believed he was living in York before the Small Athletic Field shooting.

Stephon Damieen Brown, 15, is a suspect in Friday's shooting outside a York High football game.

It's unclear whether he's retained an attorney.

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