Police charge at least one man in York City shootout

Harper Ho
York Dispatch

Police have filed charges against a man in connection with a gunfight that left two men wounded in York City last fall.

The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. Sept. 29 at M&M Lounge, 530 Maryland Ave. in York City.

Eric Lamont Gibbs, 28, of York City, and another man allegedly fired at a 2006 Mercedes Benz after a person who was with Gibbs and the other man was shot near the entrance to the bar.

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Police didn't name who shot the victim in charging documents. A man inside the Mercedes — who had left M&M Lounge minutes before the shootings — was hit in his nose and left arm, police said.

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Gibbs also fired six rounds south on Manchester Street before the two men got into his 2008 Honda Accord and drove off, according to the complaint.

As the car drove past the Mercedes and turned left on Maryland Avenue, the injured driver allegedly fired back at the Honda Accord and in the direction of a residential neighborhood using an FN P90 rifle.

None of those bullets hit the Accord, according to police. Investigators found 18 FNB spent cartridge casings and 22 9 mm cartridge casings outside the bar.

Police found the original victim at M&M Lounge with three gunshot wounds.

Officers found the driver of the Mercedes near the 500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. He had ditched his rifle in a yard, police said.

On Oct. 11, police found Gibbs' Honda Accord parked on the first block of North Belvidere Avenue.

Gibbs is charged with felonies of aggravated assault and carrying a firearm without a license, as well as misdemeanors of reckless endangerment, propulsion of missiles onto roadways and propelling missiles into occupied vehicles.

He has not been arraigned. 

— Reach Harper Ho at hho@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @howdyhoharper.