Police: Charges filed for three in two York-area shootings

Police have filed charges for three people who they say were involved in two separate shootings in and near York City earlier this month.

In a news release Friday, Sept. 21, York City Police said the department filed charges against Stephen Gerhardt, 19, Eric Bones, 17, and Jah'zion Smallwood, 18, all of the York area.

Multiple bullet holes are apparent on a house Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in the first block of South Dewey Street in West York where gunfire was reported Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. West York Police Chief Matt Millsaps said at least two people were firing guns at each other, and that a number of others were in the area at the time. Bill Kalina photo

Gerhardt, a victim in a later shooting in the first block of Dewey Street in West York, is charged with attempted homicide in a Sept. 9 shooting, according to officials.

Police said a 12-year-old walking to a corner store with his mother was shot in the 100 block of Stevens Avenue in York City around 10:15 p.m. that day. The victim is recovering at home, according to police.

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Gerhardt, Bones and Smallwood are all charged with attempted homicide in that incident, according to police.

York City Police said in the news release that West York Police collaborated with them to file the charges.

West York Police Chief Matt Millsaps told The York Dispatch that there was a shootout about 7:15 p.m. Sept. 12, in the first block of South Dewey Street in which Gerhardt was shot in the torso.

He was taken to York Hospital, where he was treated and released, according to police.

Both Bones and Gerhardt are charged with reckless endangerment in the Sept. 12 incident, officials said. 

Reckless endangerment charges are pending for Smallwood, according to authorities.

Bones and Gerhardt are in York County Prison, and police are still searching for Smallwood, the release states. 

Jah'zion Smallwood. Photo courtesy of West York Police.

Anyone with any information on the shootings is asked to contact the York City Police Department at 717-846-1234 or anonymously text "Yorktips" and your information to 847-411.

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