Police: Teen charged with shooting Dallastown boy, 15

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

A 17-year-old York City youth is behind bars for allegedly shooting a Dallastown teen last week while robbing him of cash and drugs.

Jervin Perez, of the 100 block of East College Avenue, has been charged as an adult with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, robbery, carrying a firearm without a license and possession of a firearm by a minor.

Jervin Perez

Perez, who goes by the street name "J-Dolla," was denied bail at arraignment by District Judge Scott Laird.

Perez is accused of shooting a 15-year-old Dallastown teen in the 500 block of South Duke Street about 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25.

According to charging documents filed by York City Police, the shooting victim was with Perez and three other males in a breezeway when Perez pistol-whipped the teen in the back of the head.

'Give me everything': When the teen turned around, Perez shot him once in the stomach and said, "Give me everything," charging documents allege.

The wounded teen handed over about $430 and about a half-ounce of marijuana worth about $120, documents state.

Perez and the other three males then ran away, police said.


York City Police arrested Perez on Thursday, Oct. 26, and took him to the county's central booking unit, where he was arraigned before being taken to prison.

The teen was rushed to York Hospital for treatment, according to York City Police Capt. Troy Bankert. His name hasn't been released because of his age.

Bankert said the teen is expected to survive.

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