York City shootout suspect arrested in Harrisburg

A York City shootout suspect who police say was shot in the buttocks last month was arrested in Harrisburg, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Wadie Danfora, 28, was arrested in the 1300 block of North Fourth Street on Monday, Nov. 20, according to a release from the U.S. Marshals Service. 

Danfora, of the 900 block of South Pine Street, is charged with being a convicted felon in illegal possession of a firearm, carrying a firearm without a license and reckless endangerment.

Wadie Danfora

Gunshot wound: Police were called to Danfora's block about 8 p.m. Oct. 8 and found five spent .380-caliber shell casings but no victim, Detective George Ripley wrote in charging documents.

Not long afterward, officers were alerted that Danfora had shown up at York Hospital with a gunshot wound, documents state. 

Danfora drove himself to York Hospital for treatment of his gunshot wound, according to Ripley.

Danfora said he was shot while sitting in the driver's seat of his Dodge Challenger, and police did find a large bloodstain on the seat, they said.

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Ammo, gun accessories: After obtaining a search warrant for the car, officers also found a magazine for a 9 mm handgun that held 30 rounds of ammunition, a partial box of 9 mm ammunition, five loose rounds of .38 Special ammunition and a speed loader to a .38-caliber revolver that held five live rounds, charging documents allege.

They also found a spent .380 shell casing inside the car that matched the five casings found on the street in front of Danfora's home, according to charging documents.

Officers discovered high concentrations of gunshot residue on the Dodge's driver's seat, steering wheel, dashboard and roof fabric above the driver's seat, documents state.

The officers then found gunshot residue on Danfora's right hand, according to police.

Detectives determined none of the four bullet holes in the Dodge had penetrated through the door and into the car, documents state. The bullet fragments were recovered from inside the driver's door after it was taken apart, police said.

Victim's story questioned: Therefore, Ripley wrote, it was impossible for Danfora to have been shot while sitting in his car.

"All of the evidence and information received in this incident is indicative of a shootout between two parties, with Wadie Danfora being (one) party actively involved," Ripley wrote.

Charges were filed Nov. 13, and he was arraigned on them Monday. He remains in York County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.

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