U.S. Marshals: Manhunt ends for alleged York block party shooter in Virginia

Lindsey O'Laughlin
York Dispatch
Khalic Cross

A York City man wanted for allegedly choking a woman in late 2018 and shooting another woman at a July block party in York City was arrested around 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, in Suffolk, Virginia, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Khalic Rayquan-Mo Cross, 25, was apprehended without incident by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and local law enforcement.

Cross is being held at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail in Suffolk awaiting extradition to Pennsylvania, the news release stated.

"York's most wanted is now off of the streets," said Mayor Michael Helfrich in a Facebook Live video Friday afternoon.

In addition to the U.S. Marshals Service and Suffolk's local law enforcement, Helfrich thanked a long list of Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies that helped secure Cross' capture, including the Pennsylvania State Police, York City Police, the York County District Attorney's Office and others.

The mayor also implored city residents to take advantage of the services offered by the Group Violence Initiative to help divert people from becoming involved in violent crime.

The shooting: York City Police filed charging documents last month alleging that Cross shot Nena Gilbert, 47, in the 200 block of Kurtz Avenue about 2 a.m. Sunday, July 14, after getting into a fight with another man at the party.

Gilbert, who was was hosting the party, had been down the street visiting a neighbor when Cross arrived, charging documents state.

As Gilbert was walking back to her home, Cross allegedly began shooting into the air, and when Gilbert began to run, she was shot in the leg, police said.

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The shooting resulted in charges of aggravated assault, prohibited possession of a firearm and about 150 misdemeanor charges of recklessly endangering another person.

There were about 150 people at the block party during the time of the shooting, police said, and investigators found about 40 shell casings at the scene.

At the time of the shooting, Cross was wanted for allegedly choking and punching a woman in York City in December 2018 while he was on parole.

He allegedly pulled a gun on the victim and hit her on the back of the neck when she tried to call 911, police said.

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