Man wanted in York City homicide arrested in Florida

Timothy "Reeko" Pough

A man accused in a fatal York City shooting was arrested Tuesday in Florida after spending nearly four months on the lam, according to authorities. 

Timothy "Reeko" Tireik Pough, 20, was take into custody Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Highlands County, Florida, police said. 

Pough is accused in the homicide of Elijah Shuler, who was fatally shot in York City on July 4.

Pough is currently being held in Highlands County Jail on charges from the Highland County Sheriff's Office, according to Florida court records. 

Those records state he is charged with writing threats, unlawful use of a communications device and dispensing optical devices without a prescription.

The Highland County Sheriff's Office said Pough was captured in Avon Park by authorities Tuesday. Avon Park is a city about 80 miles southeast of Tampa.

Lt. William Wentz, who supervises the York City detective bureau, said Wednesday, Oct. 31, that Pough was originally from that area.

Wentz said Pough had ties and family members in that area. 

Once brought to York County, Pough, of the 1000 block of West Poplar Street in the city, will be charged with homicide. Wentz said it could be a while before Pough is returned to York County.

"He'll have to satisfy Florida (charges) before they turn him over," he said. 

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Thursday, July 5, 2018--Elijah Shuler, 22, was fatally shot July 4 in a parking area behind 939 West Locust Street. Police have issued an arrest warrant for suspect Timothy Pough. Bill Kalina photo

Alleged incident: Shuler was shot the evening of July 4 after parking along Heiges Street, the alley that runs behind West Locust Street, officials have said. 

Shuler, 22, of the 900 block of West Locust Street, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the York County Coroner's Office.

He was driving his sister's car when he pulled into a parking spot behind his home, according to charging documents.

Shuler called his girlfriend, Margarita Colon, to tell her he was home, after which she went to a second-floor rear window, police said.

That's when Colon saw a westbound white Ford Escape being driven by a woman in the alley — and watched as Pough fired a gun through the Escape's open rear passenger window, documents allege. The Escape then fled the scene, police said.

A number of other witnesses in the area reported to police that they witnessed Pough shooting Shuler, documents state.

Shuler made it through his back door and into the kitchen, where he was met by Colon, who by that time had run downstairs, police said.

That's where Shuler collapsed in Colon's arms and said the name "Reeko," according to charging documents.

Shuler's sister had, in the past, been romantically involved with Pough, according to police.

On Wednesday Wentz said investigators still do no know why Pough allegedly shot Shuler.

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