Police: 'Person of interest' sought in York City weekend homicide

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

A Lebanon man involved in a shootout behind a Route 30 motel in 2016 has now been named a "person of interest" by York City Police in last weekend's homicide of Tyler Owens.

Myannh Andrew Legette, 21, also known as "Milo," is wanted for questioning, according to a city police news release sent out the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 9.

A cash reward is being offered for information that leads to his arrest and conviction, police said.

Myannh "Milo" Legette

Zane Kenneth Senft is already charged in the 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, homicide of Owens in the 100 block of South Richland Avenue.

Like Legette, Senft, 22, also recently lived in Lebanon, according to court records. He is being held in York County Prison without bail.

York City detectives questioned Legette on Monday about the fatal shooting, charging documents revealed.

He told detectives that Senft and another person told him they were going to York City "to buy some weed," and that when they returned Senft "was in a rush to leave," documents state.

However, it appears detectives were unsatisfied with his answers, because they want to question him again.

The homicide: Police found Owens, 24, of West Princess Street, lying in a Richland Avenue parking lot and suffering from a gunshot wound early Sunday morning, police said.

Before he died, Owens told officers that the last phone number in his phone belonged to the man who shot him, charging documents state. He made the same statement to a witness before officers arrived, according to documents.

The number belongs to Senft, police said, and he was arrested the same day Owens was gunned down.

Police also found surveillance footage showing a vehicle matching Owens' car fleeing the area around the time Owens was shot, documents state.

Charging documents indicate Owens met up with Senft to sell him marijuana.

After the homicide, Senft was captured in a home in the 3100 block of Carlisle Road in Dover Township, police said.

Zane Senft

Two tied to Lebanon: Investigators on Monday said they were still working to identify the people who were in Senft's car at the time of the fatal shooting.

Senft, who has ties to York County as well as Lebanon, was acquainted with Owens, police said.

Senft himself was a shooting victim on Aug. 11, 2016, in the 100 block of Hamilton Avenue.

Devin Michael Ziegler, 21, shot Senft in the back, police said.

Ziegler later pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and related charges and was sentenced to four to eight years in state prison.

Motel shootout: Legette suffered gunshot wounds during a shootout in the parking lot of the Econo Lodge at 222 Arsenal Road in Manchester Township about 9 p.m. Aug. 20, 2016, police have said.

He and others went to the parking lot to meet a group of men who planned to buy a gun from Legette, Northern York County Regional Police have said. But the gun deal went bad, and both groups fired shots at each other, police said.

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Investigators later found five bullet holes in the walls of the motel building and more in the pavement around the shooting scene.

In the days after the shooting, Legette remained in critical condition and had to undergo at least two surgeries at York Hospital, according to police.

Several of the men who showed up for the illegal gun sale ended up being criminally charged, although Legette wasn't charged.

Cash reward: Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Legette is urged to text "Yorktips" and their information to 847-411, or call the York City Police anonymous tip line at 717-849-2204.

Tipsters also can call York County Crime Stoppers at 717-755-TIPS or York City Police at 717-846-1234.

York County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward in the case, police said, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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