Coroner IDs man killed after alleged trespassing incident in York City

Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

The York County Coroner's Office has identified a man who died after an alleged assault by a group of people who had accused him of trespassing.

Zachary Young, 35, died at WellSpan York Hospital at 11:41 p.m. Wednesday, about an hour after the attack in the 200 block of West Jackson Street in York City.

His name was released by the York County Coroner's Office late Thursday afternoon.

Police initially were dispatched to the scene for a report of a suspicious person trespassing. A witness caused the trespasser to run away, and that person alerted a group of unknown individuals to stop the trespasser, police said.

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That group confronted Young and assaulted him before they fled the scene, according to police.

York City Police are investigating the incident as a homicide.

The York County Coroner's Office said this is the 17th homicide in York County this year, with 11 of those occurring in York City.

An autopsy on the man will be performed at 8 a.m. Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown.

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