Police: 2nd York City man shot in head in 24-hour period

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

For the second time in less than 24 hours, a man has been shot in the head in York City, police said.

Jamere Cherry was targeted outside his home about 1 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21, according to York City Police.


Cherry, 28, of York City, was critically wounded, said Lt. Troy Bankert, who supervises the city detective bureau.

The shooting happened in the 200 block of East Gas Avenue.

Cherry was outside when at least three people arrived in the area, city Detective First Class Jeff Spence said.

It seems at this point that one of the people in the group fired at Cherry, according to Bankert, who said the investigation is still active.

"It appears from what little we know now that it was one (shooter)," the lieutenant said. He said it's possible further investigation could change that initial assumption.

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Bankert said Cherry was targeted, but detectives can't yet release information about why they believe Cherry was targeted, according to Bankert.

He said more information would likely be released after an arrest or arrests are made.

Cherry was the second man shot in the head in York City in a 24-hour period.

Angel Santiago-Torres, 23, of York City, was shot while in the 400 block of West King Street about 1:45 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, according to police.

On Monday, Spence said Santiago-Torres is awake and that detectives will be speaking with him soon.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call York City Police at 717-846-1234, or text "Yorktips" and your information to 847-411.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.