Carlisle fugitive shot in York City

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

A convicted drug dealer who's wanted in Cumberland County was rushed into surgery after being shot in York City, police said.

Tazon Clark, 22, of Carlisle, suffered gunshot wounds to the stomach and leg about 3:25 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, according to York City Police Lt. Troy Bankert.


It happened near the corner of East Boundary and Susquehanna avenues, the lieutenant said.

"It came in as a shots-fired call," Bankert said, but responding officers found no victim at the scene.

They did find a few pieces of evidence that indicated a shooting happened there, he confirmed.

Officers were then called to York Hospital after Clark showed up there in a private vehicle, Bankert said.

The officers spoke briefly with Clark before he was rushed into surgery, and he told them he had no idea who shot him, according to Bankert.



Wanted man: Clark has been a wanted fugitive in Cumberland County since March 30, according to court records. That's when Common Pleas Judge Thomas A. Placey issued a bench warrant for Clark's arrest, based on an alleged parole violation in his drug-dealing case.

Clark pleaded guilty in October 2015 to the felony of drug possession with intent to deliver and was sentenced to 96 days to 23 months in county prison, according to court records.

Those records indicate he was delinquent in paying on his court costs, and a petition was filed to revoke his parole, which Placey did March 30.

About the case: His criminal case is listed as inactive, and there is no mention in court records of the bench warrant having been canceled.

At the time of Clark's May 2015 drug-dealing arrest, Carlisle Police issued a news release stating officers raided his Carlisle home and seized an ounce of crack cocaine as well as oxycodone pills, a digital scale, packing materials and a small amount of marijuana.

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