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Accused of shooting York City 13-year-old, teen homicide victim's uncle busted in Georgia

Harper Ho
York Dispatch
Darryl Ellis Peeples

Georgia authorities on Wednesday arrested a York County man who's facing charges of deliberately shooting a 13-year-old boy.

Darryl Ellis Peeples, 37, of York, was arrested by Dekalb County Police in Dekalb County, Georgia, and will be extradited to York County, according to a York City Police news release.

Peeples is accused in the March shooting of a boy who allegedly had beef with his deceased nephew — Tyree Smart, 16. Smart was shot and killed March 27 while walking in the 300 block of West Newton Avenue, according to police.

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Peeples faces two counts each of attempted homicide and aggravated assault, and a count of being a felon in illegal possession of a firearm. All are felonies. He's also charged with two misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment, according to court records.

The 13-year-old boy and another teen were shot at in the 100 block of South Newberry Street, police said. The boys ran away, but the 13-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the left buttocks, according to police.

Alexis Cado-Suero

Peeples allegedly made a statement in front of police the day Smart died that he was going to kill the person who killed his nephew, police said.

York City Police last month arrested 15-year-old Alexis Cado-Suero — who was a fugitive in Smart's homicide, according to police. 

Cado-Suero was arrested while an officer was investigating gunfire he had heard the area of South West Street and West King Street and found a suspect — who turned out to be Cado-Suero, according to police.