Coroner identifies person shot and killed Tuesday in York City

Harper Ho
York Dispatch
With construction at the morgue at the York County Coroner's Office completed, a tour of the facility was given Friday, April 23, 2021.Bill Kalina photo

The York County Coroner's Office has identified a 41-year-old nonbinary person who died early Tuesday morning after a shooting in York City.

The victim was identified as Whispering Wind Bear Spirit, with their most recent home address listed as LifePath Christian Ministries, 367 W. Market St, according to a news release from the coroner's office.

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The victim, once known as Jennifer Jean Makos, had been staying at a friend's residence in the 300 block of Smyser Street in York City when they were involved in the shooting about 11:25 p.m. Monday, according to authorities.

An autopsy was completed Wednesday at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, and results are pending, according to the release. 

Authorities identified the victim as nonbinary — people whose gender identity is not strictly male or female, according to the Associated Press. Spirit died at 1:15 a.m. at WellSpan York Hospital.

Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to contact York City Police by calling 717-846-1234, submit a tip at 717-849-2204 or email Call York County Crime Stoppers at 755-TIPS.

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