Reward offered for information about unsolved York City homicide
Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest in the as-yet unsolved homicide of North York resident Nylik Moore.
Moore, 18, of North York, was fatally shot in the back and leg just after 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in the 100 block of East Maple Street, according to the York County Coroner's Office, which has ruled his death a homicide.
Wounded in that shooting was his friend, 20-year-old Jashan Wilson, of York City, who was shot in the arm, police said.
York City Police released few details in the days after the homicide, but Moore's mother, Cheirha Rankins, told The York Dispatch what she knew:
Moore, Wilson and a third man were visiting another friend in the neighborhood and were walking to meet their ride home, when a car pulled up to them and stopped.
Someone inside the car said "What's up," then another passenger got out and started firing, according to Rankins.
That was 15 minutes after Moore and his buddies posted their location on Facebook, she said.
Shooters wore masks: A news release sent out Wednesday, June 6, by Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers confirms that a car pulled up to the men and the front-seat passenger asked, "What's up now?"
He and the rear passenger then got out of the car and started shooting as Moore and his friends ran away, according to Crime Stoppers.
Both the men who got out of the car were wearing all black clothing and black ski masks, the release states. The car could have been a red Pontiac with tinted windows, according to Crime Stoppers.
Police announced they were seeking 21-year-old Shanquay Ritter for questioning, and Ritter was arrested three days after the homicide and charged with the unrelated offenses of illegally wearing body armor and drug dealing.
He was not charged with Moore's homicide.
Rankins has told The York Dispatch she thought Ritter was a friend to her family, and that Ritter and her son never had any disagreements.
Moore grew up in York City, on the south side and in the west end of town, but didn't identify as a member of a gang or group, she has said.
Hospital fracas: A large crowd of people gathered outside York Hospital after news broke that Moore and Wilson had been shot.
York City Police were called to disperse the crowd, and officers cited several people with disorderly conduct, including Rankins.
Those summary non-traffic citations were withdrawn so two days later police could review them, with the possibility of criminal charges being filed, according to Lt. Gene Fells.
As of Wednesday, police had not refiled against Rankins, according to court records.
Anyone with information about Moore's homicide is asked to call Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers at 800-4PA-TIPS. All callers remain anonymous and could be eligible for cash rewards.
People can submit tips to York City Police by texting "Yorktips" and their information to 847-411. The texting service is anonymous, according to police.
— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at email@example.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.