Wife of York City shooting victim calls his death 'beyond senseless'

A York City man who was shot in the head last month has died of his injuries.

The York County Coroner's Office said Sunday, Sept. 17, that 28-year-old Jamere Cherry was pronounced dead on Friday, Sept. 15.

He had been in the hospital for more than three weeks after being shot Aug. 21 near his home on East Gas Avenue.

Wife: Cherry's wife, Destiny Cherry, said Monday, Sept. 18, that her husband, known as "Mere," had just turned 28 two days before he was shot.

Destiny Cherry called it "beyond senseless."

She called her husband devoted and said he was an amazing father to his four young daughters.

"His smile was enough to light up any room, his presence was felt as he was loved by so many," she said.

She said their family deserves to know who is responsible.

"An innocent man, a true real man and stand-up father who only wanted the best for our family is now gone," she said.

Shooting: Cherry was the victim of a targeted shooting about 1 a.m. Aug. 21, York City Police said at the time. 

Cherry was outside when at least three people arrived in the area, city Detective First Class Jeff Spence said last month.

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It seemed that one of the people in the group fired at Cherry, according to Lt. Troy Bankert.

"It appears from what little we know now that it was one (shooter)," the lieutenant said at the time.

An official cause and manner of death have not been determined. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Police at the time were searching for three people for questioning in the shooting. York City Police were searching for Shanquay Ritter, 20, Flair Griggs, 20, and Anton Hampton, 18.

Police spoke with Ritter in late August, police said at the time. Griggs was arrested in York City by U.S. Marshals earlier this month on drug charges.

It is unclear if police are still searching for Hampton.

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