Suspect ID'd in city home invasion
JUNE 17, 2016 UPDATE:
Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force have arrested Taijeem Gibson, wanted for a violent home-invasion robbery in York City.
Gibson was captured Thursday in Harrisburg, in the 900 block of Eisenhower Boulevard, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshals Service.
The fugitive also was wanted on a warrant alleging he violated his parole, according to the release. Gibson is on parole for a weapons-possession case, the release states.
York City Police have identified one of two suspects in a June 3 home invasion that left a man injured, according to charging documents.
Taijeem Gibson, 24, no known address, is wanted on charges of burglary, aggravated assault, robbery inflicting or threatening bodily injury and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Burglary: According to the charging documents, Gibson and another man forced their way into the second-floor home of Kevin Christopher at 603 W. King St. at 7:08 p.m. and robbed him at gunpoint. Sometime during the robbery, Gibson allegedly pistol-whipped Christopher "multiple times about the head."
The victim called police immediately after the incident as he drove himself to the hospital for treatment, the documents state.
Christopher told police the two men who entered his home were both armed. One carried a black revolver, and the other had an automatic pistol with an extended clip, the documents said.
Witnesses told police the two suspects fled in a maroon Jeep that police officers were able to trace from a partial plate number. The 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee came back as registered to Amy Gibson, who has two sons, both of whom are absconders from state parole, the documents state. One of her sons, Taijeem Gibson, reportedly matched the description of the suspect armed with the revolver. Amy Gibson said her son stays with her from time to time but is otherwise homeless.
Items recovered: Police went to Amy Gibson's home at 243 Roosevelt Ave. and saw Taijeem Gibson in the backyard. Police momentarily lost sight of him, and by the time they got to where he had been, Taijeem Gibson was gone. In Amy Gibson's bedroom, officers found a black .44 magnum Smith and Wesson revolver and a backpack. After obtaining a search warrant, officers opened the backpack and found inside a wallet containing a state ID and a Social Security card, both belonging to Christopher.
Christopher later positively identified his possessions and the handgun as one of the two used in the robbery. He also picked Taijeem Gibson out of a photo lineup and said he was one of the two men who robbed him.
Arrest warrants have been secured for Taijeem Gibson, whose prior convictions include drug charges and carrying a firearm without a license.
By the time of this report, the York City Police Department had not returned calls for comment.