Tuesday York City homicide suspect arrested

Robert Johnson II

York City Police have arrested the man they say is responsible for the second homicide in the city in just over 24 hours.

Police say Robert Lee Johnson II, 24, of York City, fatally shot L.A. Rasul Truvillion, 25, on Tuesday, May 22. 

Court documents state that Johnson fired a single shot before fleeing from the scene with a gun in his hand.

Tuesday's homicide marks the second homicide in York City in less than two days. Phillip Trent Banks Jr., 20, of York City, was fatally shot Monday, May 21.

A stuffed bear and candles create a makeshift memorial for L.A. Rasul Truvillion, 25, who was shot and killed on Smyser Street in York, Tuesday evening. Authorities have arrested Robert Johnson II, 24, of York in connection to the murder. Wednesday, May 23, 2018. John A. Pavoncello photo

Homicide: York City Police were called to the area of Smyser and North Penn streets for a shooting victim about 5:50 p.m. Tuesday.

The man, later identified as Truvillion, was taken by ambulance to York Hospital, police said.

The York County Coroner's Office said Truvillion was pronounced dead at the hospital at 6:15 p.m.

Truvillion was targeted, police said. Johnson was identified as the suspect by police the morning of Wednesday, May 23.

An autopsy revealed that Truvillion's death was caused by a single gunshot wound to the right arm and chest, with the manner homicide, according to the coroner's office. 

Charging documents indicate that the shot went through his right shoulder area and into his body.

Tuesday's homicide was the fifth homicide in York City this year,  according to York County Coroner Pam Gay. Two other homicides happened in York County this year but were not in the city, according to Gay.

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Investigation: According to charging documents, Johnson was seen standing near the driver's side of a gold Lexus parked in the lot at St. Paul and North Penn streets.

He fired a shot toward the area of North Penn and Smyser streets, then took off on foot, police said.

As he ran, he was seen holding a handgun with his left hand at his side, court documents state.

Surveillance footage taken from the area of the shooting showed Johnson running from the scene with his left hand in his front left pants pocket, which appeared to have a "heavy object," in it, officials said.

Charging documents do not state why Johnson allegedly killed Truvillion. Additionally, it is unclear if Tuesday's homicide is related Monday's homicide or the two other York City shootings since Friday, May 18.

Messages left for York City Police officials seeking additional information were not returned by about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Arrest: The U.S. Marshals Service said in a news release that members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Johnson without incident in the 400 block of Walnut Street on Wednesday.

Tips that were sent into the department led to Johnson's arrest, according to York City Police.

Johnson was arraigned on the homicide charge Wednesday afternoon and sent to York County Prison without bail.

At the time of the shooting, Johnson was free on $5,000 unsecured bail in a DUI case in southern York County, according to online court records. State police filed DUI and child endangerment charges in February. 

Other shootings: In Monday's shooting, Banks was shot and killed in the first block of North Franklin Street, according to officials.

On Tuesday, York City Police said there had been no arrests made in that homicide.

"Officers and detectives are still following up some leads," Lt. Gene Fells said Tuesday.

Tuesday's shooting is the fourth shooting in York City since Friday, May 18.

Police were called to the 100 block of North Penn Street about 9:50 p.m. Friday for a report of shots fired.

A shooting victim, Chrisfelix Saex Perez, 19, of York City, was taken to York Hospital in a privately owned vehicle, according to the city.

About 10 hours later, at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19, York City Police responded to the 900 block of West Princess Street, where they found a man with two gunshot wounds, officials said. The man, Joshua Jordan Page, 23, of no fixed address, was taken to York Hospital via ambulance, according to a statement from York City.

Both victims were last listed in stable condition, according to officials.

Anyone with information about the shootings can call the York City Police Department at 717-846-1234 or text "Yorktips" and the information to 847-411 or download the York City PD App.  Texting in tips is the best method of conveying information about this incident, and it is anonymous. 

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