Police: York City man killed 2 people in Baltimore

Liz Evans Scolforo

Police have captured a York City man who was wanted in Maryland for two separate Baltimore homicides, according to court documents.

Dennis Tyree John Diggs, 18, was captured about 6 a.m. Wednesday inside the 249 S. Penn St. home of his mother, where Diggs was living, documents state. Diggs formerly lived in the 700 block of West Princess Street, according to court records.

The U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, whose members include officers from local police departments, arrested Diggs without incident, according to a news release from the marshals service.

Diggs was then taken to the county's central booking unit, the release states.

His mother's home was searched, and officials seized two Smith & Wesson .380 revolvers, according to a officials.

Baltimore City detectives came to York to assist, police said. The Baltimore detectives obtained arrest warrants for Diggs earlier this month, documents state.

The allegations: Diggs fatally shot Jarrell Hicks in the 3300 block of Caton Avenue on March 24, 2015, court documents allege. Once extradited to Maryland, he will be charged with first-degree murder and related offenses, documents state.

Witnesses told police they saw Diggs shoot Hicks, according to documents.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Diggs also is accused in the Oct. 24 homicide of Jamie Christian, which happened inside a convenience store at 3300 W. Baltimore St., according to court records.

Baltimore Police allege Diggs conspired with a man named Steven Milhouse to kill Christian.

Documents allege Diggs opened the door to the Sunoco gas station store about 9 p.m. that night and let the gun-wielding Milhouse walk inside.

Victim fell: Milhouse started firing at Christian, who tried to run but slipped and fell, police said.

Milhouse then stood over Christian and fired more shots at him as the victim lay on the floor, documents allege.

"While the victim is being shot and killed, (Diggs) holds the door open and allows the other patrons of the store to exit, while acting as a lookout," according to documents.

Diggs and Milhouse were identified as the alleged killers through witnesses and video surveillance footage, documents state.

Co-defendant arrested: Police said Milhouse also was arrested Wednesday, but not in York County.

Both men will be charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and a number of related offenses, according to court records.

It is unclear whether Diggs has retained an attorney.

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