Police: York City teen shot in thigh, unrelated arrest made

Liz Evans Scolforo

A 14-year-old York City youth shot Monday afternoon has refused to cooperate with officers trying to investigate the attack, police said.

York City Police arrested 19-year-old Jahsan Wilson on Jan. 2, 2017, while officers were in the area investigating the shooting of a 14-year-old city youth. Police stopped the vehicle Wilson was in because it was reported stolen. Wilson ran but was later found hiding in a garage, police said.
(Bill Kalina photo)

The teen, whose name was not released because he's a juvenile, suffered a gunshot wound to the thigh while in the 500 block of Atlantic Avenue, according to Lt. Troy Bankert, supervisor of the York City detective bureau.

His wound wasn't life-threatening, the lieutenant said.

York City Police and an ambulance respond to a report of a shooting Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. The victim, a juvenile, ran into the Turkey Hill Minit Market at 742 Roosevelt Ave., police say. Bill Kalina photo

The victim ran into the Turkey Hill Minit Market at 742 Roosevelt Ave. about 5:30 p.m. Monday and announced he'd been shot but said he did not want police called, according to Bankert. Someone at the store called 911 anyway, and officers responded.

The teen was taken to York Hospital by ambulance. He did not provide officers with details of how he was shot, according to police.

"The 14-year-old was completely uncooperative," Bankert said. "But we (gathered) enough information to know he was targeted."

Investigators found spent shell casings believed to be from the teen's shooting in the 500 block of Atlantic Avenue, Bankert confirmed.

Arrest made: While officers were in the area searching for the person or people who shot the teen, they spotted a stolen vehicle and pulled it over, according to the lieutenant.

York City Police investigate a vehicle after a shooting Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. A 14-year-old boy was taken to York Hospital by ambulance. Bill Kalina photo

"At least two people fled from the vehicle," Bankert said.

Officers found one of the people who fled, 19-year-old Jahsan Wilson of 334 E. King St., hiding in a garage in the 400 block of Madison Avenue, according to Bankert.

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Officers also found and seized a gun that Wilson tried to hide, the lieutenant said, adding that Wilson is charged with possessing a firearm without a license, as well as with receiving stolen property, for allegedly being in a stolen vehicle.

Gun to be tested: Bankert confirmed the gun seized from the garage will be sent to a crime lab along with the spent shell casings officers collected from the shooting scene to see if a ballistics match can be made.

Both the teen's shooting and the incident with Wilson remain under active investigation, according to the lieutenant.

"At this point, we have no evidence the two (incidents) are connected," Bankert said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call York City Police at (717) 846-1234 or anonymously text "yorktips" and your tip to 847411.

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