Man wanted for questioning in York City homicide
York City Police are searching for a man wanted for questioning related to a homicide of a 17-year-old.
The department said in a news release Friday, Oct. 26, that they want to speak to 21-year-old Fontell Stanley, of York City.
He is wanted for questioning in the fatal shooting of Ruban Dejesus in the 600 block of Linden Avenue from Sunday, Oct. 21.
Police have said Marquis "Markey" Treavon Butts, 20, and Dejesus tried to rob a drug dealer Sunday night, and Dejesus was fatally shot in the process.
Dejesus was shot in the upper torso, and he was taken to York Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about two hours later.
Authorities are searching for Butts as well.
Once arrested, Butts, of the 500 block of South Duke Street, will be charged with homicide, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.
Background: According to charging documents filed by Officer Zachary Pelton, a drug dealer had agreed to meet with Dejesus and sell him marijuana Sunday night.
Police said Butts accompanied Dejesus to the 600 block of Linden Avenue around 11:30 p.m. The two had planned to rob the drug dealer of marijuana, documents state.
When they tried to take the marijuana from the dealer, the dealer pulled out a gun and fired a shot, causing both Butts and Dejesus to flee, Pelton wrote in court documents.
Butts heard Dejesus grunt and fall to the ground, officials said. Butts then fled the scene, according to authorities.
Three witnesses reported hearing one gunshot and seeing two people flee, officials said. They told police they found Dejesus on the ground, groaning, documents state.
Charging documents do not identify the drug dealer. Lt. William Wentz, who supervises the city detective bureau, said Thursday, Oct. 25, that information was still under investigation.
"We have an idea of who it is — it's still an ongoing investigation," Wentz said.
Wentz also added that investigators believe there were at least three people involved in the shooting.
On Friday, Wentz said investigators think Stanley was there at the time of the shooting, and they are looking to talk to him.
Stanley was charged by York City Police with drug possession with intent to deliver and receiving stolen property in June. Stanley is free after posting $40,000 bail on June 6.
Anyone with information about Butts' or Stanley's whereabouts or the shooting can call York City Police at 717-846-1234 or text tips by sending "Yorktips" followed by the information to 847-411 or using the York City Police app. Texting is the best method of conveying information about this incident, and it is anonymous, police said.
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