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Coroner identifies victim in West York homicide

West York Borough Police investigate the scene of a shooting at 1243 W. King St. in West York Borough, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Dawn J. Sagert photo

West York Police have arrested a woman they say confessed to the Friday afternoon shooting death of a elderly man in the Kingston House apartments.

Chief Matt Millsaps said officers dispatched to the apartments in the 1200 block of West King Street just before 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, found the victim dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

The York County Coroner's Office identified the victim as 72-year-old Gresville Phillip, who lived in the apartments. 

Investigators determined a woman known to a property manager as “Barbara” had entered the complex and was seen on video leaving at 2:33 p.m., minutes after neighbors reported hearing arguing and what sounded like a gunshot coming from Phillip’s apartment, the chief said.

West York Borough Police investigate the scene of a shooting at 1243 West King Street in West York Borough, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Neighboring York City Police located a woman matching her description shortly after 5 p.m. in the 800 block of West Princess Street. Among her belongings was a .40-caliber handgun that was reported stolen out of Kentucky, Millsaps said.

West York detectives went to West Princess Street and identified the woman as “Barbara” from the surveillance video, he said.

Chief Matt Millsaps, of the West York Borough Police Department, talks to media at the scene of a shooting in Kingston apartments at 1243 West King Street in West York Borough, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Dawn J. Sagert photo

This woman was identified as Barbara Miles of York. She agreed to an interview, during which she admitted to arguing with and shooting Phillip, according to Millsaps.

Miles was charged with criminal homicide and taken to central booking.