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Reward offered for two York City fugitives
York City Police are offering rewards for two suspects, including one wanted in a homicide.
Chayanne Ramirez, 29, whose last known addresses were in the 300 block of South Queen Street and the first block of East South Street, is wanted in a homicide, according to a police department news release.
He is 5 feet tall, weighs about 145 pounds, and his birth date is Oct. 23, 1989, according to police. He has gang and New York City connections, the release states.
Ramirez is wanted in connection with an April 15 homicide. Luis Iona was killed at 12:25 a.m. April 15 in the area of Duke and South streets, police said.
The other suspect is Marquis Clark, 20, 5-foot-10 and 140 pounds. His last known address is in the first block of North Tremont Street. He’s wanted as part of a Group Violence Intervention response to recent shootings in York City, according to police.
The premise of the GVI initiative, offered through the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, is that a very small number of people in any city perpetrate the vast majority of violent crimes.
To reduce violent crime, law enforcement has to identify and target that small group of people, who often are involved in gangs or the drug trade or both. Those targeted then carry the message back to their associates.
Rewards are being offered for information leading to the arrest of Ramirez and Clark.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the fugitives, or about any unsolved shooting or violent York City crime, can text "Yorktips" and their information to 847-411.
The texting service is anonymous and allows tipsters to carry on texting conversations with police without police knowing their identities.