Police: Suspect in West York after-hours party homicide captured

Harper Ho
York Dispatch
Ronald C. Boyd, Jr.

Police have arrested a York City man accused of gunning down another man outside an after-hours party in West York.

Ronald Cilik Boyd Jr., 29, of the 400 block of East Prospect Street, was arrested Wednesday by the U.S. Marshals Service and the York County Drug Task Force, according to a  a West York Borough Police news release.

He was arraigned before District Judge Ronald J. Haskell Jr. on Thursday and is in York County Prison without bail.

Boyd is charged with criminal homicide, which has no bail in Pennsylvania because of the severity of the crime.

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Boyd is charged in the slaying of Angel Perez II, 30, who was shot about 3 a.m. Feb. 14 outside a Caribbean restaurant in the 1400 block of West Market Street, according to police.

Perez, of Marion Road in Springettsbury Township, died at WellSpan York Hospital from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the York County Coroner's Office. 

He was shot in the chest at close range while standing on the sidewalk, police said.  Police said investigators believe there was bad blood between the men.

Video surveillance from the restaurant showed Boyd came to the party with a friend about 15 minutes before Perez arrived alone at approximately 2:48 a.m., according to charging documents. 

Boyd and his friend then left the restaurant about 2:50 a.m. to get a bottle of liquor from Boyd's maroon Ford Escape.

In the footage, Perez gets a phone call and goes outside the restaurant, where Boyd approaches from the side of the building, "raises a firearm and shoots Perez numerous times," charging documents state. 

Boyd fled the scene in his car, according to court documents.

The man who came to the party with Boyd told police he had been hanging out with him that night, according to charging documents, and he said Boyd showed him a pistol during a car ride to the restaurant.

Investigators matched Boyd's identity using surveillance video and photos on his Facebook page, according to charging documents.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled April 21 before District Judge Jennifer J.P. Clancy.