Police: Woman killed West York man after argument

  • Police say a York City woman shot and killed a West York man in his apartment last week.
  • Barbara Miles, 55, is charged with homicide.
  • She remains in York County Prison without bail.

A York City woman is accused of fatally shooting a West York man following an argument at his apartment last week.

West York Police say Barbara Ann Miles went into the Kingston House apartment of Gresville Phillip and fatally shot him Friday, Aug. 25.

Barbara Miles

Miles, 55, of the 200 block of South Hartley Street, is charged with homicide, receiving stolen property and carrying a firearm without a license.

Shooting: Police were sent to Kingston House Apartments, 1243 W. King St., just before 3 p.m. Friday for a reported shooting. When police arrived, they found Phillip, 72, dead with a gunshot wound in the left side of his chest.

An autopsy done Monday, Aug. 28, at Lehigh Valley Hospital confirmed Phillip's cause of death as a gunshot wound to the chest, with the manner homicide.

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Police say a Smith & Wesson .40-caliber shell casing was found on the floor.

According to charging documents, Miles, who was known to the apartment management, rang the call button at the building about 10:45 a.m. and said she was there to see Phillip.

Video surveillance showed Miles leaving the building about 2:30 p.m., police said.

She was found by York City Police in the 800 block of West Princess Street about 5:20 p.m., and a Smith & Wesson handgun was found in her bag, documents state. The ammunition in the gun was consistent with the shell casing found at the scene, according to police.

The gun was found to be stolen out of Kentucky, charging documents state.

Miles was later interviewed, and she admitted to shooting Phillip after they argued, police said.

She was arraigned on the charges Saturday, Aug. 26, and was remanded to York County Prison without bail. She does not have an attorney listed.

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