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York City Police looking to arrest Shanquay Ritter

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

A York City man previously wanted for questioning in two city homicides is again a fugitive, according to police, who said he is suspected of being involved in several city shootings.

Shanquay D. Ritter, 21, whose last known address was in the 200 block of Chestnut Street, is armed and dangerous, York City Police warned in a news release.

A reward is being offered for information that leads to his arrest, and tipsters can remain anonymous, police said.

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 frequents the west end of the city, specifically the 400 blocks of West Princess, West Locust and Park streets, according to police.

He currently is wanted because his bail has been revoked on his charges of possessing unlawful body armor and drug dealing.

But he also is a suspect in several unsolved York City shootings, according to police.

Police first announced on July 31 that they were looking to arrest Ritter and five others who have outstanding warrants, as part of a general crackdown on street violence.

That was in response to six people being shot in three separate incidents in York City between July 27 and 29, police said.

Earlier violence: Police have previously said they wanted to question Ritter about the Aug. 21, 2017, homicide of Jamere Cherry, 28, in the 200 block of East Gas Avenue, and the April 24, 2018, homicide of Nylik Roger Moore, 18, of North York.

He wasn't charged in either shooting.

When police tracked down Ritter in April to talk with him about Moore's slaying, he was allegedly in possession of illegal body armor and cocaine and was arrested and charged, police have said.

Anyone with information on Ritter's whereabouts is asked to call York City Detective First Class George Ripley at 717-849-2219. Or anonymously text "Yorktips" and your information to 847-411.

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