York City Police arrest man wanted for questioning in Nylik Roger Moore's slaying

Staff report

York City Police on Friday, April 27, arrested a man wanted for questioning in the shooting death of 18-year-old Nylik Roger Moore.

An anonymous tip led police to West Manchester Township, where Shanquay Ritter was picked up during a vehicle stop about 7:45 p.m., according to a city police news release.

York City Police said they want to question Shanquay Ritter regarding a homicide in the 100 block of East Maple Street that happened just after 5 p.m. April 24, 2018.

Ritter, 21, of York City was wearing a bulletproof vest and in possession of cocaine at the time of his arrest, police state.

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He was charged with possession with intent to deliver and possessing instruments of crime for the bullet-resistant vest. 

West Manchester Township Police Department and Pennsylvania State Police assisted in the arrest, according to city police.

Police announced Tuesday, April 24, that Ritter was being sought for questioning in Moore’s killing earlier that day.

Officers were called to the 100 block of East Maple Street for a report of shots fired just after 5 p.m.

Nylik Moore, 18, was fatally shot in the 100 block of East Maple Street on April 24, 2018.

Upon arrival, they found Moore, of North York, who had been shot in the back and the leg, police said.

Moore was taken to York Hospital by ambulance, where he was pronounced dead at 5:38 p.m., according to the York County Coroner's Office.

Moore's friend 20-year-old Jashan Wilson, of York City, was shot in the arm at the same time, police said.

The homicide happened the same day as another shooting.

On Tuesday morning, 43-year-old Walter Jenkins of York City was shot in the head on Park Street, according to police, who said he was targeted.

Jenkins was taken to York Hospital in critical condition, according to police.

Interim York City Police Chief Troy Bankert told The York Dispatch he could not immediately answer questions about whether the recent spate of shootings is related to gang violence or how many of those shootings are believed to be connected to each other.

It was the second time that York City Police issued a news release stating they were searching for Ritter to question him about a street shooting.

Last summer, police said they wanted to talk with Ritter, Flair Griggs and Anton Hampton about the Aug. 21 shooting homicide of Jamere Cherry, 28, outside his home in the 200 block of East Gas Avenue.

Police have not arrested anyone in Cherry's homicide.