Arrest made in shooting of 17-year-old boy

Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

A suspect in the April 24 shooting of a 17-year-old boy in York City has been arrested.

York City Police, with the assistance of the York County Quick Response Team, arrested Nahsir Holton, 18, of York, on Thursday in the first block of North Hartley Street.

Holton was wanted in connection with the shooting of the 17-year-old in the 500 block of West Market Street.

Nahsir Holton was arrested in connection with an April 24 shooting of a 17-year-old boy in York City.

After his arrest, Holton was turned over to central booking for arraignment. Bail was denied and Holton was remanded to York County Prison.

He faces charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault and carrying a firearm without a license as well as three counts of reckless endangerment.

York City Police started doing neighborhood safety patrols Thursday to give a more visible presence in areas where violent crimes have occurred. The Market and Hartley area is one that police have been patrolling as part of that program.

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The safety patrols are also a response to the recent wave of gun violence in York City. There have been eight homicides in York City since the beginning of the year.

— Reach Anthony Maenza at or @atmaenza on Twitter. 

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