Feds: York fatal-shooting suspect captured in NYC

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

A York City man charged in connection with an April homicide has been captured, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Members of the marshals service's Fugitive Task Force arrested Chayanne "Shorty" Ramirez, 28, on East 143rd Street in the Bronx on Thursday, Aug. 30, according to a news release from the marshals service.

He is awaiting extradition back to York County, the release states.

A man was found shot to death at S. Duke and South Streets early in the morning Sunday, April 15, 2018.  John A. Pavoncello photo

Ramirez is accused of being one of two people to shoot at Luis "Pily" Inoa about 12:45 a.m. April 15  near the corner of South Duke and South streets.

The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds, police have said.

Inoa, 27, of Shenandoah, Schuylkill County, was killed by a gunshot wound to the torso, according to the York County Coroner's Office, which ruled his death a homicide.

Ten days after the homicide, detectives filed charges of attempted homicide and aggravated assault against Ramirez, according to court records.

Chayanne Ramirez

His co-defendant, 28-year-old Brandon "Sticky" Dejesus, of York City, remains in York County Prison without bail, charged with Iona's homicide.

Police have said Dejesus shot Inoa with a shotgun and that Ramirez was firing at Inoa with a handgun while standing across the street.

Police said both men knew Inoa and targeted him.

On Thursday, York City Police Lt. Gene Fells said Ramirez is charged with attempted homicide rather than homicide because police so far cannot prove that his bullets struck Inoa.

According to the marshals service, York City Police asked for the task force's help in tracking down Ramirez after police were unable to find him in York.

The task force  determined he was in New York City and found him there  Thursday, the release states.

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