York City Police arrest fugitive in Tyree Smart homicide

Harper Ho
York Dispatch
Alexis Cado-Suero

York City Police on Saturday arrested 15-year-old Alexis Cado-Suero while an officer was investigating shots fired, the department announced in a news release.

Cado-Suero was wanted in the shooting death of 16-year-old Tyree Smart — who was shot and killed in March while walking in the 300 block of West Newton Avenue.

More:York City Police: Warrants issued for alleged killer of Tyree Smart, and for Smart's uncle

More:Autopsy: York City teen died from gunshot wound to chest, back

More:Coroner identifies teen shot and killed Saturday in York City

A patrol officer on Saturday investigated gunshots he had heard the area of South West Street and West King Street and found a suspect, according to the release.

"An attempt was made to stop the individual, but the suspect fled on foot. A brief pursuit ensued at which point the suspect was taken into custody. A firearm was located nearby," the release says. 

The shots-fired suspect was then identified as Cado-Suero and held to face charges in Smart's death. He remained in York County Prison as of Tuesday. 

Smart was shot in the back on March 27 and died at the scene, according to the York County Coroner's Office.