Marshals: York City shooting suspect captured in Brooklyn

Liz Evans Scolforo

A York City fugitive wanted since last month for allegedly shooting a man in the neck inside a city bar has been captured in New York City.

Ashanti Namu Rideout, known as "Uwop," is now locked up pending extradition back to York County, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshals Service.

Ashanti Namu Rideout

Rideout, 42, whose last known address was in the 400 block of Madison Avenue, was captured Thursday morning by members of the marshals service's fugitive task force, the release states.

The task force received information that Rideout might be staying in the home of an "associate" on Macon Street in Brooklyn, officials said.

About 6:30 Thursday morning, members of the task force went to the home, where they found Rideout and arrested him without incident, according to the news release.

York City Police asked the marshals service to track down the fugitive after efforts to find him in York proved unsuccessful, the release states.

The shooting: York City Police have said Rideout was at Pandora's Box, a bar at 466 E. Market St., about 1:15 a.m. Dec. 10 when he shot Eric M. Martenson in the neck.

Martenson, 24, was targeted, according to police, who said video surveillance of the encounter proves it.

Police search for alleged York City bar shooter

Police said Rideout punched Martenson in the face while he had some sort of object in his hand.

He then pointed a pistol at Martenson and fired, hitting him in the neck, police said.

After the shooting, Rideout simply walked out of the bar.

Convicted felon: Rideout shouldn't have had a gun in the first place because he's a convicted felon, police have said. In Pennsylvania, it's illegal for felons to own or even hold firearms.

Once back in York County, he will be arraigned on charges including attempted homicide, aggravated assault and being a felon in illegal firearm possession.

It is unclear whether Rideout has retained an attorney.

His criminal record in York County includes guilty pleas to a number of drug-dealing charges as well as to resisting arrest, escape and resisting arrest.

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