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Teen killer, others wanted for questioning in York City shootings

  • Three York City men, including one convicted of killing a teen in 2013, are sought for questioning by police.
  • York City Police are searching for Flair Griggs, 20, Anton Hampton, 18, and Shanquay Ritter, 20.
  • Anyone with information on the men's whereabouts or the shootings are asked to call (717) 849-2219 or text "yorktips" to 847-411.

AUG. 23, 2017 UPDATE:

York City detectives are still looking to question two men in relation to recent shootings in the city.

The third man wanted for questioning, 20-year-old Shanquay Ritter, was located and investigators spoke with him, according to city Detective George Ripley.

Detectives still need to speak with Flair Griggs, 20, and Anton Hampton, 18, Ripley said.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Griggs or Hampton is asked to call police at 717-846-1234 or text "Yorktips" and your information to 847-411.



York City Police are searching for a man who killed a teen in self-defense in 2013 and two other men for questioning regarding recent shootings in the city.

Police are searching for Flair Griggs, 20; Anton Hampton, 18; and Shanquay Ritter, 20.

Flair Griggs

The three are being sought for questioning regarding a shooting on Monday, Aug. 21, a shooting incident on Friday, Aug. 18, and another shooting incident on Aug. 10.

Police have said Jamere Cherry, 28, of York City, was targeted outside his home 1 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21.

Lt. Troy Bankert, who supervises the city detective bureau, said the shooting happened in the 200 block of East Gas Avenue.

Anton Hampton

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.

Anyone with information on the men's whereabouts or the shootings are asked to call the city's detective division at 717-849-2219 or text "yorktips" to 847-411.

Shanquay Ritter

Griggs: Griggs, 16 at the time, shot 17-year-old Joseph Gomez Jr. in self-defense outside the McDonald's on South George Street in April 2013.

He was sentenced to three to seven years in prison for illegal firearm possession and reckless endangerment.

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections press secretary Amy Worden said Griggs was paroled  July 5.

Griggs' brother, Na'Gus Griggs, 18, was shot and killed in September 2014 near the corner of East Princess and South Pine streets.  Daequahn "Dae-Dae" Jones was found guilty of third-degree murder in Na'Gus Griggs' death and was sentenced to 18 to 40 years in prison.

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— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.