Police: York City shootings suspect arrested after chase

A York City man suspected of being involved in several shootings was taken into custody the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 15, after leading police on a chase, according to officials.

York City Police said in a news release that 21-year-old Shanquay Ritter was spotted by the members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, who attempted to stop the vehicle he was in.

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.

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After a brief chase, police arrested him just before 8 a.m. in the 1300 block of 11th Avenue in Springettsbury Township, according to the release.

Police said charges are pending. 

Background: Ritter was wanted because his bail has been revoked on his charges of possessing unlawful body armor and drug dealing.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.

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