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Police: 10-year-old shooting victim OK, shooter still at large

John Joyce
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  • Police: A York City man opened fire on a South Penn Street home Saturday, injuring a 10-year-old boy.
  • Hospital officials said Monday the child, wounded in the shoulder, has been treated and released.
  • York City Police are searching for Marquez McCowin, 28, charged with aggravated assault.

York City Police investigators are looking for the man they say opened fire on a South Penn Street residence early Saturday morning, injuring a 10-year-old boy.

Marquez Jabar McCowin, 28, of 1110 W. Poplar St., will face charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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York City Police Lt. Troy Bankert, who leads the detective bureau, said a family dispute led to the early-morning shooting Saturday, the details of which remain unclear.

"There was some sort of ongoing family dispute," he said.

According to a news release issued immediately after the incident, McCowin showed up at the rear of the residence at 250 S. Penn St. about 3:45 a.m. and began shooting into the house. Charging documents say the home was occupied at the time by McCowin's father, an adult female and several children.

Three shot, one killed, in early morning city shootings

One person was struck during the shooting, a 10-year-old boy who was hit in the shoulder. The boy was treated at York Hospital and on Sunday was listed in stable condition. Officials at the hospital said Monday the victim had been released.

In addition to hitting the boy and the house, bullets struck two cars parked nearby, causing more than $500 damage to each, according to the charging documents.

Police ask that anyone with knowledge of McCowin's whereabouts call Crime Stoppers at 755-Tips. Cash rewards are offered to citizens whose information leads to an arrest and conviction.

— Reach John Joyce at   jjoyce2@yorkdispatch.comor on Twitter at @JohnJoyceYD.