York City man pleads in April 2016 triple shooting

Christopher Dornblaser, 505-5436/@YDDornblaser
  • Brady Koehler, 22, of York City, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Monday.
  • Brady Koehler, and 17-year-old Bradley Koehler, fired at three people in a park last year, police said.
  • Brady Koehler's sentencing is scheduled for May 4.

A York City man who police say fired at a group of people, hitting three at Girard Park last April pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter last week, according to online court records.

Brady Skylar Koehler, 22, of 953 Wellington St., had his other charges of aggravated assault and robbery dismissed, records state. 

Police have said Brady Koehler, and 17-year-old Bradley Shane Koehler, also of 953 Wellington St., fired into a group of people, wounding two and killing one.

Brady Koehler

One dead, two wounded in York City park shooting

The background:  Police say the shooting, which happened at 7:05 p.m. April 10, 2016, stemmed from an altercation about 35 minutes earlier when two teenagers from outside the city came to the area around Albermarle Park to buy marijuana but were robbed by their would-be dealers.

Those teenagers told police the robbers were Brady Koehler and Sabien Weaver, 17, and that the pair stole cash from them at gunpoint.

Bradley Koehler

Police: Dispute led to fatal shootout at York City park

The teens called a friend of theirs and one of their uncles, 25-year-old Wayne Weedon Jr. The four agreed to come to Girard Park and fight Weaver, according to charging documents.

They called Weaver, who agreed to come to the park and brawl, documents state. Weaver showed up with the Koehlers, John Middleton Jr. and Damoni Weaver, and they all met on the basketball courts, police say.




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One of the teens who was robbed and Sabien Weaver began to fight, and eventually everyone was fighting except for the Koehlers, according to documents.

Instead, the two Koehlers took out handguns and fired into the fray, hitting a 17-year-old who'd been one of the people robbed, Middleton and Weedon, police allege. Weedon, of East Boundary Avenue, was pronounced dead a half-hour later at York Hospital. The teenager was shot in the foot, and Middleton, 19, of Dallastown, was hit several times, but neither suffered life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Police have said the shooters fired about 10 rounds.

The York County Coroner's Office said at the time that  Weedon died from gunshot wounds to the torso and ruled the death a homicide.

Heather Reiner, who is listed as Brady Koehler's attorney, did not immediately return a message for comment.

Brady Koehler is scheduled to be sentenced May 4. 

Bradley Koehler remains in York County Prison, charged with one count of voluntary manslaughter and two counts of aggravated assault. 

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.