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A York City man wanted for questioning in a homicide from last week was found with cocaine and body armor in West Manchester Township, according to officials.

York City Police say Shanquay Douglas Ritter was found outside the liquor store in the West Manchester Town Center with drugs, body armor and a large amount of money Friday, April 27.

Ritter, 21, of the 200 block of Chestnut Street, is charged with drug possession with intent to deliver and three counts of unlawful body armor.

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Arrest: An anonymous tip led officers to the Fine Wine and Spirits in the mall just before 8 p.m. Friday, police said. 

Authorities found a Toyota RAV4 backing out of a handicapped spot, and police pulled the car over, according to charging documents.

Ritter was sitting in the passenger seat, and police searched him and found $705 as well as a body armor vest under his jacket, police said.

Police could smell burning marijuana, and the driver said there was a "little more," which led officials to search the car, court documents allege.

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When searching the car, police found three cellphones and suspected crack cocaine, which was under Ritter's seat, police said.

Ritter admitted that the cocaine was his and that it probably fell out of his jacket, charging documents state.

The York County District Attorney's Office and West Manchester Township Police agreed that York City Police should lead the investigation, officials said. 

Wanted for questioning: At the time of his arrest, Ritter was wanted for questioning in the homicide of Nylik Moore, 18, of North York.

Moore was fatally shot just after 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in the 100 block of East Maple Street.

Wounded in that shooting was Jashan Wilson, 20, of York City, who was taken to York Hospital in a private vehicle, according to police.

Wilson was shot in the arm and was in stable condition the day after the shooting, police said.

Ritter was taken to the county's central booking unit after his arrest, and he was sent to York County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail. He does not have an attorney listed.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 5 at District Judge Keith Albright's office.

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

 

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